Fwd: LFS Script suggestion

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Mon Jan 29 08:57:40 PST 2007


Dan Nicholson wrote:
> On 1/28/07, Alexander E. Patrakov <patrakov at ums.usu.ru> wrote:
>> Tushar Teredesai wrote:
>>> cat /proc/version | head -n1 | cut -d" " -f1-3,5-7
> 
> Pet peeve. Don't use cat to create input streams when the shell is
> perfectly capable on it's own with <.

vs

> sed -n 's/.*gcc version \([^() ]*\)[() ].*/\1/p;q' < /proc/version

>From an educational view, what's wrong with showing a different way of
doing things.

Actually Tush's version above is much clearer to me than your sed,
although I don't think the head -n1 is needed (it may be in some cases,
but not for my systems).

  -- Bruce



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