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Re: </etc/passwd (wc)


From: Paul Jarc
Subject: Re: </etc/passwd (wc)
Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2002 16:35:38 -0400
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Dan Jacobson <address@hidden> wrote:
> $ </etc/passwd (wc)
> bash: syntax error near unexpected token `(w'
> $ </etc/passwd { wc;}
> bash: syntax error near unexpected token `;}'
>
> Bash Version: 2.05a
> I don't know if I'm supposed to know that I can't put them in front.
> At least the man page doesn't seem to say so.

It does, under REDIRECTION:
       The following redirection operators may precede or appear
       anywhere within a simple command or may follow a command.


paul




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