Interesting pipe feature.

Earnie Boyd
Tue Apr 2 08:33:00 GMT 2002

"Larry Hall (RFK Partners, Inc)" wrote:
> 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?

That also means you didn't have the back ticks.  I'm trying to execute
the value of COMSPEC.  Your error is another interesting problem, but
that I believe to be within sed itself.


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