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Re: felis 1.0
At 08:58 PM 1/10/2005, Brian Dessent wrote:
Does this really need a dedicated program? Can't you achieve the same
thing with a perl or awk one-liner? Such as:
perl -ne 'print "$1 " if(m/^\s*(.*)\s*$/)' < input
The need for a dedicated program to do this escapes me... and this is
not in debian so you will find a slightly more uphill fight to get it
accepted. The fact that the manpage demonstrates it in the context of
bulk emailing does not shed a particularly good light on it.
Interesting. To my mind, why would anyone want to write a perl script every
time he needs what this program offers when there is a dedicated program
and all you have to do is type its name.
Not all bulk emailing is bad. I wrote it back when I was running a
subscription newsletter. Whenever someone subscribed to the list, his email
was appended to a file. If he unsubscribed (though that actually never
happened), it would have been removed from the file. And I used exactly the
script mentioned in the man page to send the newsletter.
Not useful? It has been in the FreeBSD ports collection for years. And pair
Networks has it installed in /usr/local/bin for all of their customers to
use. So someone beside me has been using it. :)