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RE: What is this
- From: "Dave Korn" <dk at artimi dot com>
- To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Mon, 6 Sep 2004 14:42:14 +0100
- Subject: RE: What is this
> -----Original Message-----
> From: cygwin-owner On Behalf Of Phil Betts
> Sent: 06 September 2004 12:34
> >Brian Dessent wrote:
> >"Mirko Tebaldi (Indirizzo Pubblico)" wrote:
> >> What is /bin/test.exe ?
> >> i have a script that uses that, but it has not output and no --help
> >> or --usage !!!
> >Have you considered "man test"?
> FWIW, this should always be the FIRST thing one tries (or
> "info test").
> It's a REALLY bad idea to execute a program to try to find out what it
> does. Suppose that "test" was an acronym for "Trash Entire System
> Thoroughly", and suppose that it ignored the command line.
Then it would be a windoze app, not a unix/linux/posix one, and hence
off-topic for this list!
I still think it should be entered into the OLOCA, though.
Can't think of a witty .sigline today....
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