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Re: ssmtp man page (Was: Re: sending email from cygwin) <gold star>
On Fri, 16 Jul 2004, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 16, 2004 at 02:25:32PM -0700, Yitzchak Scott-Thoennes wrote:
> >On Fri, Jul 16, 2004 at 12:01:03PM +1000, luke.kendall wrote:
> >> This is a usability issue. It's hard enough to teach people to type:
> >> man <command-name>
> >> teaching them to type:
> >> more /usr/share/doc/Cygwin/ssmtp-0.x.y/README.ssmtp-0.x.y
> >I'm partial to:
> > cygcheck -l ssmtp|fgrep README|xargs less
> >myself. Works for other packages, too.
> Hey, nice use of tools. Can we get a gold star here for a clever use of
> utilities? This is something that I'll be using myself in the future.
You sure can. Just for the archives, though (not to downplay the original
achievement), this will also display any other READMEs contained in the
package. If you only want the Cygwin-specific one, this incantation might
be more appropriate:
cygcheck -l ssmtp|grep "doc/Cygwin/.*README"|xargs less
|\ _,,,---,,_ email@example.com
ZZZzz /,`.-'`' -. ;-;;,_ firstname.lastname@example.org
|,4- ) )-,_. ,\ ( `'-' Igor Pechtchanski, Ph.D.
'---''(_/--' `-'\_) fL a.k.a JaguaR-R-R-r-r-r-.-.-. Meow!
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