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Re: OT: automation

From: Arne Babenhauserheide
Subject: Re: OT: automation
Date: Sun, 15 Nov 2009 10:53:18 +0100
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Am Samstag, 14. November 2009 23:57:07 schrieb olafBuddenhagen@gmx.net:
> >     find -print0 | shuf -z | xargs -0 mplayer
> >
> > I can't control the mplayer from the shell now...
> Problem is that xargs doesn't reset stdin -- not only xargs, but also
> the actual program exectuted reads from the pipe... Which obviously
> doesn't work to well with interactive programs. (I stumbled over this a
> few times myself with vim.)
> I don't know how to work around this either :-(

Damn. I had hoped I could completely replace my script by an alias... 

> > How can you best reach that goal?
> What goal exactly?...

Having a gui and a cli interface to every command. 

Best wishes, 

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