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From: Stephen Tell <tell@cs.unc.edu>
To: rc@hawkwind.utcs.toronto.edu
Subject: Re: building rc on QNX4
Date: Mon, 8 May 2000 19:25:25 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <Pine.GHP.4.10.10005081920100.29426-100000@rukbat.cs.unc.edu> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <TxUAAKuFFjmmrwMA@ltsun0.star.le.ac.uk>

On Mon, 8 May 2000, Tim Goodwin wrote:

> Date: Mon, 8 May 2000 05:15:01 -0400
> From: Tim Goodwin <tjg@star.le.ac.uk>
> To: rc@hawkwind.utcs.toronto.edu
> Subject: Re: building rc on QNX4
> 
> >  In order to make this work, you need to find a utility that is
> > guaranteed to read no more than the first line of standard input.
> 
> Yup.  What if such a utility were distributed with rc, or as part of an
> rc-utils package?

I suppose that would be sufficient.  The workaround I've used
has been this:

 var = `{sh -c 'read t; echo $t'}  # read var

Starting up sh just to avoid the little bit of code that a read
builtin would add to rc itself or an included utility seems a bit
rediculous.


-- 
Steve Tell | tell@cs.unc.edu | http://www.cs.unc.edu/~tell | KF4ZPF
On Leave from UNC working at Chip2Chip, Inc.  tell@chip2chip.com/919-929-0991




  reply	other threads:[~2000-05-09 22:53 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 32+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
     [not found] <sroberts@uniserve.com>
2000-04-26 15:02 ` Sam Roberts
2000-04-27 16:56   ` Scott Schwartz
2000-04-27 20:41     ` Sam Roberts
2000-04-28  7:28       ` vrl (was: Re: building rc on QNX4) Gert-Jan Vons
2000-04-28 18:38         ` Sam Roberts
2000-05-02  8:16           ` Gert-Jan Vons
2000-04-28 19:03         ` rc not session leader? Sam Roberts
2000-04-27 17:39   ` building rc on QNX4 Carlo Strozzi
2000-05-02 14:41     ` Tim Goodwin
2000-05-04 15:18       ` Carlo Strozzi
2000-05-08  8:29         ` Tim Goodwin
2000-05-08  8:58           ` Chris Siebenmann
2000-05-08  9:15             ` Tim Goodwin
2000-05-08 23:25               ` Stephen Tell [this message]
2000-05-10  0:37                 ` builtins Scott Schwartz
2000-05-12  7:22                   ` builtins Carlo Strozzi
2000-05-08 11:50           ` building rc on QNX4 David Luyer
2000-05-08 13:28           ` Carlo Strozzi
2000-05-04  8:45 Byron Rakitzis
2000-05-06 10:28 ` Carlo Strozzi
2000-05-07 17:46   ` Paul Haahr
2000-05-08  8:01     ` Carlo Strozzi
2000-05-06 16:35 ` Jeremy Fitzhardinge
2000-05-04 13:46 Sam Roberts
2000-05-06 21:47 Byron Rakitzis
2000-05-08 10:19 Bengt Kleberg
2000-05-08 15:15 Smarasderagd
2000-05-09  8:22 ` Carlo Strozzi
2000-05-08 15:23 Sam Roberts
2000-05-09  8:25 ` Carlo Strozzi
2000-05-09  4:34 Smarasderagd
2000-05-11 12:26 ` Gert-Jan Vons

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