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Re: Not so useless use of cat

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Not so useless use of cat
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:05:06 -0400
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On 9/16/14, 3:00 PM, Bob Proulx wrote:

> That is one of the reasons I don't like the /dev/std{err,in,out}
> things.  They are not portable.  They do different things on different
> systems.  I avoid them.

I've considered emulating it everywhere, regardless of what the OS
provides, but I'd get just as many complaints if I did that.

``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer
                 ``Ars longa, vita brevis'' - Hippocrates
Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/

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