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RE: ash does not understand '~'

> From: Andrew DeFaria
> Sent: Saturday, October 18, 2003 12:04 AM

> Hannu E K Nevalainen wrote:
> >>I'm not that concerned about Amiga OS.

> > I'm not surprised.
> >
> >Did you even read what I've left unsnipped above,
> >
> I glanced at it. Even went on line and googled around for Amiga OS a
> little. Too much info too little time. As I said I'm not that concerned
> about Amiga OS that much. Ancient OSes are of little interest to me
> except as historical reading...

 Had you googled more, you might had come up with something not so ancient
but still Amiga related. (e.g. "AROS") Well, let's leave it here...

> >>Honestly I don't know much about it. Is it even Unix like?
> >>
> >More so than D.O.S. (i.e. cmd/command) is.
> >
> Who ever said that DOS was "unix like"!?! Hell we aren't discussing
> whether or not "~" is understood by DOS (cmd/command)!?!

 ;-) you asked about beeing "unix like", you got an answer.

> >Given the contents of geekgadgets the "unix-likeness" is or
> could be at the same level as cygwin
> >provides - in some areas better, others lesser.
> >
> Then it should therefore sport a modern shell that at least understands
> "~", no?

 Yes, pdksh.
But now we're back here gain, I do not agree to "modern shell" beeing an
apropriate statement. shell's are ancient, built with ancient methods (i.e.
fork() ). They're very useful and whatever you can think of, but not modern,
just ancient.

> >Well - whatever, this os OT. :-] lets stop it.
> >
> But it's fun! :-)


/Hannu E K Nevalainen, B.Sc. EE - 59?16.37'N, 17?12.60'E
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