On Tue, Oct 08, 2002 at 09:58:14PM +0200, Beat Bolli wrote: > Well, the question is if Debian has the GNU hostname command. Since the grep > doesn't match, I deduced that I don't have GNU hostname, based on the > assumption that the person who coded this knew that GNU hostname would > output its version string on stdout... I prefer John's patch. Consolidate stdout and stderr and grep them together. * if it's a GNU program, "GNU" is bound to show up somewhere * no chance of grep blocking to wait for input unless hostname itself hangs * GNU can change its mind about where to send the version string and the code still works -- G. Branden Robinson | "Why do we have to hide from the Debian GNU/Linux | police, Daddy?" firstname.lastname@example.org | "Because we use vi, son. They use http://people.debian.org/~branden/ | emacs."
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