patches vs sed
matthias at winterdrache.de
Sat Sep 21 03:33:07 PDT 2002
On Sat, 21 Sep 2002 16:26:00 +1000 Greg Schafer <gschafer at zip.com.au>
> What prompted me to write this was the latest man commands:-
> sed -e '/^PAGER/s/-is/-isR/' \
> -e 's%MANPATH[[:space:]]/usr/man%#MANPATH /usr/man%' \
> src/man.conf.backup > src/man.conf &&
> That is bordering on complex and could likely be replaced with a patch.
> Just MHO of course.
MHO2, but can't the 2nd sed expression be simplified to something like
Of course, this is way less explicit but if readability is the issue, no
sed is better than a unified diff.
Who is this General Failure,
and why is he reading my disk ?
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