Gerard Beekmans gerard at
Mon Dec 18 12:36:57 PST 2000

On December 18, 2000 12:14 am, you wrote:
> Just a couple of shortcuts I've been using while building LFS, thought I'd
> share them.
> In making directories, the mkdir man1 man2 man3... line can be shortened to
> "mkdir man{1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8}".

That I like.

> And instead of unzipping patch files before using the patch line is
> unnecessary.  Just use zcat.  (i.e.  zcat ../sources/findutils-4.1.patch.gz
> | patch -Np1 -i - )

That works nicely yes, though I will not add it to the book for the simple 
reason that if people actually read chapter 2 it says they alwyas have to 
unpack the files they put /usr/src so a zcat will fail if they do it by the 
book. But a nice hint anyways for the powerusers here who don't do it by the 
book anymore (like me, yes I'm bad)

Gerard Beekmans

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