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Re: shell command classes don't work?


From: Tim Nelson
Subject: Re: shell command classes don't work?
Date: Thu, 6 May 2004 09:18:55 +1000 (EST)

On Wed, 5 May 2004, Paul Krizak wrote:

> I've experienced this problem, too.
>
> I believe the problem is because the shell commands that are allowed in
> 'classes' are just commands -- you're not allowed to use any
> metacharacters or anything.  Not sure why, but a simple command with no
> metacharacters works fine, and something with "grep" like you have
> doesn't work.  My workaround looks like this:

        The metacharacters are interpreted by the shell (eg. bash, tcsh),
and not by the underlying system call.  Presumably classes does not invoke
bash, hence the lack of shell commands.

        :)

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