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Re: @file handling in Cygwin

On Wed, 14 Aug 2002, Jon LaBadie wrote:

> On Wed, Aug 14, 2002 at 03:01:55PM -0700, Cheng, Cheuk wrote:
> > Thanks all for their comments.  Using ls -@lsflags will give "ls:
> > invalid option -- @" instead.  I also know of cat and xargs but I just
> > want to check whether @file is supported _within_ Cygwin or not.
> Where is it supported?  I've never seen it?
> Is it an "os" or "shell" feature so that it is not "ls" specific?
> Otherwise I'd think an ls(1) man page perusal would answer
> the question negatively.

This feature works when cygwin programs are invoked from the windows
command shell:

C:\cygwin\tmp\testls>type files
files lsflags

C:\cygwin\tmp\testls>type lsflags
-a --color

C:\cygwin\tmp\testls>ls -l @files
-rw-rw-rw-    1 igor     None           14 Aug 14 19:03 files
-rw-rw-rw-    1 igor     None           11 Aug 14 19:02 lsflags

C:\cygwin\tmp\testls>ls @lsflags
.  ..  files  lsflags


      |\      _,,,---,,_
ZZZzz /,`.-'`'    -.  ;-;;,_
     |,4-  ) )-,_. ,\ (  `'-'		Igor Pechtchanski
    '---''(_/--'  `-'\_) fL	a.k.a JaguaR-R-R-r-r-r-.-.-.  Meow!

It took the computational power of three Commodore 64s to fly to the moon.
It takes a 486 to run Windows 95.  Something is wrong here. -- SC sig file

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