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Re: Why the is output of ls direct to screen and rediect to file differe
Re: Why the is output of ls direct to screen and rediect to file different?
Sat, 7 Apr 2007 11:43:55 +0100
On 4/7/07, Tomthon <address@hidden> wrote:
I have use '>' redirect the output of ls to a file,and then cat the file to
screen,but the record is comparted by carriage return,not the same as ls directly
to sreen?What's the reason?
I will answer your question with a question, if I may. How many
columns are available in an as-yet-empty output file? There's no
obvious answer. Therefore there is no obvious width at which the
output should wrap. Also, data sent to a file is frequently read by
another program for further processing. If that is happening, one
filename per line is probably a convenient choice.