Useful, robust shell utilities
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Fri Mar 1 14:27:31 CET 2002
In article <F4Kf8.492$Az6.1763 at news.hananet.net>, Jonathan Gardner
<jgardn at alumni.washington.edu> writes:
| Is there an effort to make a robust, useful shutil module that has the
| equivalent of the unix shell utilities?
yes, mostly. (there might be some missing system calls - but they
are covered quite well).
| I think it would be nice to make things like 'grep' even...
| Here is my wish list. [...]
you could use the existing utilities and save the trouble :)
| If there isn't an effort to make this, or if no one has done anything like
| this yet, I am willing to volunteer some time to do it. It would be really
| nice if they ended up being compatible with Windows and Macintosh - give
| them some powerful tools they didn't even know existed!
you can get the real things for windows with cygwin. macintoshes are
natively unix-based these days.
if you decide to go ahead with it, you could look into
<URL: http://www.perl.com/language/ppt/> for ideas and inspiration.
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