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Re: Invoking as 'ed - filename' broken in ed-0.3-pre[12]

From: John Cowan
Subject: Re: Invoking as 'ed - filename' broken in ed-0.3-pre[12]
Date: Fri, 20 Oct 2006 16:11:10 -0400
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Antonio Diaz Diaz scripsit:

> Be brave and change patch to accept only `-s'. You may discover that 
> there are not so many affected systems (and the affected ones are easy 
> to fix). ;-) 

Not so for Solaris and the BSDs, to say nothing of whatever non-free Unixes
survive.  Patch is meant to work on all of them.

As for files named "-", there are many utilities that treat "-" as a special
case, not a filename (most commonly as stdin).  In all cases "./-" may be
used instead.

John Cowan   address@hidden    http://ccil.org/~cowan
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