Re: OT: sed -n vs. sed
It doesn't' make it a different program at all. IT just says I want to
expressly ask to print out my pattern space. Don't do it for me. Nothing
bad or evil about that. Doesn't violate the 'philosophy' at all. Which do
you think is better, sed/sed -n or two entirely separate tools differing
only in this single respect of behavior?
--On Sunday, May 16, 2004 16:31 -0700 William Ballard
On Sun, May 16, 2004 at 04:48:37PM -0600, Bob Proulx wrote:
First off let me say that no one is forcing you to use this small
feature of sed. If you don't understand it then you should not be
using it. The feature will be waiting there for you when you find the
Thanks, I'll probably start to get into it. It just seems to violate
Unix's small, single tool philosopy, it's a bit overdetermined.
On first blush it seems like a separate tool crammed into the same
I'm sure now that I'm aware of it I'll start to see all kinds of useful
uses and learn to love it.
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