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From: Carlo Strozzi <carlos@scriptaworks.com>
To: rc@hawkwind.utcs.toronto.edu
Subject: Re: Beta release rc-1.6b3 available
Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2001 02:55:57 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20011023085557.A16410@texne.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20011015125606.2248.qmail@happy.star.le.ac.uk>; from tjg@star.le.ac.uk on Mon, Oct 15, 2001 at 08:56:06AM -0500

On Mon, Oct 15, 2001 at 08:56:06AM -0500, Tim Goodwin wrote:
> A new beta release, rc-1.6b3, is available from the usual place.
>     http://www.star.le.ac.uk/~tjg/rc/beta/rc-1.6b3.tar.gz
> Please test this beta!  I'd like to turn it into rc-1.7, but it needs
> a lot more testing first.  I need positive feedback (platforms where
> it builds and runs smoothly) as well as reports of any problems.

Mine is not really a bug report, buth rather a request for a new
feature. I dunno whether it has been asked before on this list, but
are there any chances that rc will ever handle a path specification
in the form of:

; command ~/path/to/file

where ``~'' gets substituted internally with the value of $home ?
Likewise, ~user should be replaced by $home/user/. Of course this
is a-la-bash, but it would make rc much more handy to use as
a login shell. The executable that I use has been linked with the
GNU readline library, which handles the above cases correctly, but
when it passes the path to rc the latter complains, of course.

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  parent reply	other threads:[~2001-10-23 10:47 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 18+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2001-10-15 13:56 Tim Goodwin
2001-10-17 14:13 ` Buggs
2001-10-17 14:34   ` Tim Goodwin
2001-10-17 21:13     ` Buggs
     [not found] ` <20011019004843.A429@gc.wirefire.com>
2001-10-19 17:14   ` Tim Goodwin
2001-10-22  6:47     ` Scott Schwartz
2001-10-24  3:25       ` Chris Siebenmann
2001-10-24  3:41         ` Scott Schwartz
2001-10-23  7:55 ` Carlo Strozzi [this message]
2001-10-23 12:44   ` Tim Goodwin
2001-10-23 21:32     ` Carlo Strozzi
2001-10-24  3:34       ` Chris Siebenmann
2001-10-24  8:04         ` Carlo Strozzi
2001-10-23 15:47   ` Markus Friedl
2001-10-23 21:09     ` Carlo Strozzi
2001-10-23 15:55   ` Sam Roberts
2001-10-23 21:14     ` Scott Schwartz
2001-10-26 23:57 Gary Carvell

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