Interesting pipe feature.

Larry Hall (RFK Partners, Inc)
Tue Apr 2 08:19:00 GMT 2002

At 11:00 AM 4/2/2002, Earnie Boyd wrote:
>The command
>   `echo $COMSPEC | sed -e 's#\\#/#g#'`
>works great on NT4 - SP6.  However, on NT4 - SP5 and on XPh (XP for
>home) it issues something similar to
>   bash.exe: C:\WINNT\system32\cmd.exe: command not found.
>Any insight on this problem?

In bash on W2K, this gives me:

sed: -e expression #1, char 9: Unknown option to 's'

I had to remove the final '#' after the 'g' to get this to work right.
Was that a typo Earnie or is that part of the problem you're seeing?

Larry Hall                    
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