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Re: Not so useless use of cat

From: Aharon Robbins
Subject: Re: Not so useless use of cat
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:07:55 +0000 (UTC)

In article <address@hidden>,
Chet Ramey  <address@hidden> wrote:
>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.

This is what gawk does. I haven't had any complaints about this,
and once you do it that way you can claim that Bash is being consistent
across all systems.  (That's one of the reasons I did it that way.)
My two cents, of course.

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