Re: Perl and other issues
> firstname.lastname@example.org (Daniel Quinlan) writes:
> Robert Sanders <email@example.com> writes:
> > # Set hostname and domainname
> > /bin/hostname `cat /etc/HOSTNAME`
> > /bin/domainname `cat /etc/DOMAINNAME`
> Eeeck. How about:
> /bin/hostname < /etc/HOSTNAME
hostname takes its argument fron the commandline, not stdin. If
you don't want to use cat(1), you can set up a shell function in bash
to do a read on the file, but it's basically the same thing.
> > 5) If the idea of rewriting dpkg in perl is still alive, I may be able to...
> C is much better for this specific task, I think.
Since it has to be small and fit on a bootdisk along with a shell, yes. Otherwise,
perl is a strong contender.