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Re: getting 'grepped' files from file list

From: Tony Abou-Assaleh
Subject: Re: getting 'grepped' files from file list
Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2009 00:02:29 -0300
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Bob Proulx wrote:
> After 40 years of use I consider most of the core Unix commands to be
> fairly mature and I wish their interfaces to remain stable.  Stability
> allows their long term portable use in scripts.  Therefore I feel that
> modifications need to have a strong rationale behind them.  Meaning
> that I am NOT opposed to changes as long as they are well thought out,
> discussed openly and implemented cleanly.  Interface mistakes hang
> around punishing us forever.  Transparent development practices reduce
> the risk of making long term problems.  My goal here is to take part
> constructively in the discussion so as to produce the best long term
> result for the system.

Well said! I share your views, though not as much of the experience ;O)


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