how to proceed with chapter 7 concerning cat > output << EOF

Thomas 'Balu' Walter tw at
Thu Nov 2 12:41:37 PST 2000

+-Gerard Beekmans-(gerard at[02.11.00 17:30]:
> So we either can't use the content in the book in a cat > out << EOF 
> construction and you have copy&paste into vim, or you can do a cat but you 
> cannot copy&paste into vim.
> Although I would much prefer the cat option personally, not everybody will be 
> happy with it.

> A solution could be to create yet another appendix and put the plain scripts 
> in there without escape sequences (backslashes). Or tell the readers to 
> download the scripts if they don't want to use the 'cat' construction, but i 
> rather not do that because it's very limiting.

I would suggest to write a little introductory message (or append to it
;) that the scripts can be DLed and describe the installation of the
tar...- creating all those scripts using cutnpaste was a pain always for

The description of the way to go can look like all the other
installations - and we then could have an appendix with the original
shell-sources of all of the scripts.

Most problems with the scripts were based on problems with cutnpase -


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