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RE: What is this
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: Dave Korn <dk at artimi dot com>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 6 Sep 2004 22:57:21 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: RE: What is this
- References: <NUTMEGHc9ny7BXx4XFK00001194@NUTMEG.CAM.ARTIMI.COM>
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On Mon, 6 Sep 2004, Dave Korn wrote:
> > -----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.
That would be up there with "the whole new level of mean"... Are you sure
we're up for it? :-)
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