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Re: Not so useless use of cat

From: Greg Wooledge
Subject: Re: Not so useless use of cat
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:38:15 -0400
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On Thu, Sep 18, 2014 at 07:26:33AM -0600, address@hidden wrote:
> I'm finding that modern systems have pretty much the union of things
> that I need, and also that the older ones that don't simply aren't
> in use anymore.  E.g., do you still need to support SunOS 4.1.x? Ultrix?
> OSF/1? Irix?

We still have a couple Irix systems here.

> I removed a lot of crufty code in gawk ~3 years ago to zero complaints.
> You might be able to do that in Bash (e.g., assume /dev/fd), especially
> if you do it a major release point (Bash 5.0).

Please don't do that!

imadev:~$ ls -ld /dev/fd
/dev/fd not found
imadev:~$ uname -a
HP-UX imadev B.10.20 A 9000/785 2008897791 two-user license

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