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Re: the -x command line parameter

by hbo (Monk)
on Aug 09, 2004 at 06:38 UTC ( #381149=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to the -x command line parameter

An example of how Larry (or someone playing him on TV) uses perl -x:

From http://search.cpan.org/src/JHI/perl-5.8.1/patchlevel.h:

/* patchlevel.h * * Copyright (C) 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, * 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, by Larry Wall and others * * You may distribute under the terms of either the GNU General Pub +lic * License or the Artistic License, as specified in the README file +. * */ *snip* /* *snip* History has shown that nobody distributes patches that also modify patchlevel.h. Do it yourself. The following perl program can be used to add a comment to patchlevel.h: #!perl die "Usage: perl -x patchlevel.h comment ..." unless @ARGV; open PLIN, "patchlevel.h" or die "Couldn't open patchlevel.h : $!"; *snip* __END__
So we have perl -x used in a context similar to how patch was used on usenet, and associated with patching, too.

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