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Re: ash does not understand '~'
Hannu E K Nevalainen wrote:
I glanced at it. Even went on line and googled around for Amiga OS a
little. Too much info too little time. As I said I'm not that concerned
about Amiga OS that much. Ancient OSes are of little interest to me
except as historical reading...
I'm not that concerned about Amiga OS.I'm not surprised.
Did you even read what I've left unsnipped above,
which was my main point. The Amiga references was given as an _example_ of an OS where bash et al are _HARD_ to port, others may well exists, this was the one *I* knew about.Who ever said that DOS was "unix like"!?! Hell we aren't discussing
whether or not "~" is understood by DOS (cmd/command)!?!
Honestly I don't know much about it. Is it even Unix like?More so than D.O.S. (i.e. cmd/command) is.
Given the contents of geekgadgets the "unix-likeness" is or could be at the same level as cygwinThen it should therefore sport a modern shell that at least understands
provides - in some areas better, others lesser.
('could be' as the development has "stopped")Sorta like Latin, eh?
Well - whatever, this os OT. :-] lets stop it.But it's fun! :-)
I know, I know, old habits die hard and that is essentially my point. I
remember one time complaining about HP-UX not recognizing the backspace
key when logging into a tty. Old timers there quickly told me that del =
backspace which, to me at the time, was totally weird. Why put a key on
a keyboard labelled backspace which does not do backspace?!? Why have
del do a backspace instead?
One old timer piped up "Well in the old days sonny! [embellishing here a
little bit] we only had teletypes and if you looked at a the keys there
the DEL key was a lot easier to hit than the backspace key" to which I
gave a puzzled grin and replied "Who's using teletypes anymore?".
Another old timer remarked that the user could actually want a backspace
in their password to which I could think of two responses: 1) "What if
they wanted DEL?" and 2) "If they are wierd enough to want a backspace
in their password then they should have to escape it!".
OK, I had my quota of fun for this Friday. See y'all next week! :-)
I used up all my sick days, so I'm calling in dead.
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