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From: Scott Schwartz <schwartz@bio.cse.psu.edu>
To: rc@hawkwind.utcs.toronto.edu
Subject: Re: Anybody use `rc -s'?
Date: Wed, 20 Jan 1999 19:53:37 -0500	[thread overview]
Date: Wed, 20 Jan 1999 19:53:37 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <19990121005337.7478.qmail@g.bio.cse.psu.edu> (raw)
In-Reply-To: Your message of "Wed, 20 Jan 1999 05:13:29 EST." <AAAYXDalrEkACeS/@ltsun0.star.le.ac.uk>

Tim Goodwin <tjg@star.le.ac.uk> writes:
| A discussion has arisen between myself and a trusty beta tester over
| the `-s' flag.  This flag was new (and undocumented) in rc-1.5betadev1;
| it causes rc to put any arguments into $* (instead of treating them as
| files to be read); rc then reads from standard input.

Was it really introduced that late?  I thought it had been there
earlier.

| At present, `-s' implies `-i', and we suspect that this is wrong.  I
| would be interested to hear from anybody who is actually using `rc -s'
| (or `sh -s', for that matter), since we're having trouble coming up with
| any realistic examples.

I don't have any examples at hand, but I vaguely remember badly wanting
that flag for something interesting.  It shouldn't imply `-i', though.



      reply	other threads:[~1999-01-21 20:43 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 2+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
1999-01-20 10:13 Tim Goodwin
1999-01-21  0:53 ` Scott Schwartz [this message]

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