Matthias Benkmann haferfrost at web.de
Sun Jul 1 14:43:30 PDT 2001

On 1 Jul 2001, at 0:15, jjones at darkside.dynup.net wrote:

> The current rc script imposes a 3 digit priority limit.  While this is fine
> for most, I don't believe any limit should be there.  Here is what I've
> come up with to remove this arbitrary limit.  This wasn't exactly
> thouroughly tested, but it booted my scripts just fine.  :P
> Any side effects I don't see?
> The current:
>  suffix=${i#/etc/rc$runlevel.d/K[0-9][0-9][0-9]}
>  previous_start=/etc/rc$previous.d/S[0-9][0-9][0-9]$suffix
>  sysinit_start=/etc/rcS.d/S[0-9][0-9][0-9]$suffix
> Proposed:
>  suffix=`basename $i | sed 's/^.*[0-9]//'`
>  previous_start=/etc/rc$previous.d/S*$suffix
>  sysinit_start=/etc/rcS.d/S*$suffix
> The shell can expand * just as well as the [0-9], and without limit.  It'd
> be nice if glob behaved more like POSIX regex's.  :)
> basename is already used in the scripts (functions), so I don't see it
> being a problem.  sed is pretty standard, too.
> Any thoughts guys?

sed is pretty heavy machinery and as Gerard pointed out it doesn't work. 
Take a look at

echo [0-9][^0-9]* [0-9][0-9][^0-9]* [0-9][0-9][0-9][^0-9]*

This sorts those with just 1 digit first, then those with 2 digits, then 
those with 3 digits. Maybe you can use this pattern to get what you want.


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