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Re: What is this

Dave Korn wrote:
-----Original Message-----
From: Igor Pechtchanski Sent: 07 September 2004 03:57

On Mon, 6 Sep 2004, Dave Korn wrote:

-----Original Message-----
From: cygwin-owner On Behalf Of Phil Betts
Sent: 06 September 2004 12:34

Brian Dessent wrote:

"Mirko Tebaldi (Indirizzo Pubblico)" wrote:

What is /bin/test.exe ?

i have a script that uses that, but it has not output

and no --help

or --usage !!!

Have you considered "man test"?

FWIW, this should always be the FIRST thing one tries (or "info test").

It's a REALLY bad idea to execute a program to try to

find out what it

does.  Suppose that "test" was an acronym for "Trash Entire System
Thoroughly", and suppose that it ignored the command line.

Then it would be a windoze app, not a unix/linux/posix

one, and hence

off-topic for this list!

I still think it should be entered into the OLOCA, though.

That would be up there with "the whole new level of mean"... Are you sure we're up for it? :-)

I think we have to be daring!

Just imagine the fun!

  "All patches must be thoroughly TESTed (
before submission"!

cheers, DaveK

And TESTED is "Trash Entire System Thoroughly at End of Day"?? ;-) (see also "Been There, Done That"). -- Mark

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