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From: "Decklin Foster" <fosterd@hartwick.edu>
To: carlos@texne.com
Cc: rc@hawkwind.utcs.toronto.edu
Subject: Re: environment again
Date: Thu, 8 Jun 2000 01:55:31 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20000608015531.A9424@c26469-a.clnvl1.ct.home.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <E12zZit-000170-00@localhost>; from carlos@linux.it on Wed, Jun 07, 2000 at 02:53:55AM -0400

Carlo Strozzi writes:

> ; a=`{cat bigfile}
> ; echo $a |wc -c

Can you give a non-trivial example? This should be 'wc -c < bigfile',
obviously; I'm wondering what the real problem you're working on is
where you can't iron out the variable.

I'd tenatively say that I think a shell should provide you with enough
facilites not to have to ever make variables that big, but you might
come back at me with a doozy...

-- 
There is no TRUTH. There is no REALITY. There is no CONSISTENCY. There
are no ABSOLUTE STATEMENTS. I'm very probably wrong. -- BSD fortune(6)


  reply	other threads:[~2000-06-09  8:33 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2000-06-07  6:53 Carlo Strozzi
2000-06-08  5:55 ` Decklin Foster [this message]
2000-06-08  7:19 Carlo Strozzi
2000-06-08 16:48 ` Decklin Foster
2000-06-08 19:02 Carlo Strozzi
2000-06-12 15:23 ` Tim Goodwin
2000-06-12 16:35   ` Carlo Strozzi

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