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Re: Some error info from configure.bat please

From: Juanma Barranquero
Subject: Re: Some error info from configure.bat please
Date: Sun, 3 Jul 2005 20:17:09 +0200

On 7/3/05, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:

> Convinced?

It sounds useful, yeah.

OTOH, the shell I use for Windows (4NT) would do that with -R (/S, in
fact) in most internal commands, and you can always do "GLOBAL
yourcommand yourarguments" to run an external programs in every
subdirectory of a directory tree (which is not exactly the same, but
often suffices). It is very fast and I've never had any complains
about recursing subdirectories. 4NT has also aliases, user defined
functions, and other quite useful things, like "SELECT program
(files)" to manually select files to pass to program, for example:

  SELECT COPY (.) c:\tmp\backup

would allow me to manually select (in a nice character-based selection
screen) which files I want to pass to COPY.

Different tastes, I suppose. I tend to consider Unix shells ugly.
OTOH, and although 4NT is a much nicer programming environment than
CMD, when I really want to do some scripting I most often use Perl,
not a shell. (Let's see what happens with Monad, the Microsoft
Scripting Shell.)


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