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Re^2: Testing <>

by Anonymous Monk
on Oct 04, 2011 at 08:31 UTC ( #929466=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Testing <>
in thread Testing <>

> Just like cat, perl, sort, etc, etc, etc.
> This is standard behaviour.

Yeah, I know and I don't like it.

I still think, as I did 20 years ago when I first started using UNIX, that these sitting commands waiting for user input was pretty pointless.

I've never felt the urge to type in 'sort' enter some values then excitedly hitting ^D to see the result.

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Re^3: Testing <>
by Corion (Pope) on Oct 04, 2011 at 08:35 UTC

    I never manually type in stuff, but I often copy-and-paste stuff into a program like sort (or a Perl oneliner) to munge data. That would not be possible with your approach.

      copy and paste? Ugh. Not in this life :-).

      As an aside; these utilites where written long before such new fangled functions were available.

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