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Re: Diff for generic readme and generic-build script

On Mon, 17 Nov 2003, Alan Miles wrote:

> [snip]
> 7/ Note: the -i option to sed (quoting the man page for sed):
>    -i[suffix], --in-place[=suffix]
>        edit files in place (makes backup if extension supplied)
>    Extended sed command:
>    `e [COMMAND]'
>      This command allows one to pipe input from a shell command into
>      pattern space.  Without parameters, the `e' command executes the
>      command that is found in pattern space and replaces the pattern
>      space with the output; a trailing new-line is suppressed.
>      If a parameter is specified, instead, the `e' command interprets
>      it as a command and sends it to the output stream (like `r' does).
>      The command can run across multiple lines, all but the last
>      ending with a back-slash.
>      In both cases, the results are undefined if the command to be
>      executed contains a NUL character.
>    These together constitute the operation of the modifications.

Note: the -i option to sed is buggy, as it will go into an infinite loop
if /tmp is not writable (which does happen occasionally with Cygwin).
It's better to use explicit redirection and renaming instead.
      |\      _,,,---,,_
ZZZzz /,`.-'`'    -.  ;-;;,_
     |,4-  ) )-,_. ,\ (  `'-'		Igor Pechtchanski, Ph.D.
    '---''(_/--'  `-'\_) fL	a.k.a JaguaR-R-R-r-r-r-.-.-.  Meow!

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