On 16 Aug 2010, at 06:51, Brian Foster wrote:
> | Date: Sun, 15 Aug 2010 19:48:07 +0100
> | From: Conor Mac Aoidh <conormacaoidh at gmail.com>
> | On Sun, Aug 15, 2010 at 7:34 PM, Brian Foster <blf at utvinternet.ie> wrote:
> | > | From: Conor Mac Aoidh <conormacaoidh at gmail.com>
> | > |[ ... ]
> | > | sed expects anything after the -i to be the extention given to all the
> | > | backup files it makes.
> | >
> | > No, it does not. The suffix is _optional_ [ on Linux ...].
> | Well I can assure you that it does make a backup on OS X... for example this
> | command:
> | sed -i -e '/*/d' index.php
> | will remove comments from index.php, and create a backup file called
> | index.php-e
>> That's entirely possible.
>> It does not, and as far as I know never has,
> worked that why on Linux. I can see someone
> thinking that behaviour would be useful, so
> I'm not totally surprised the varient exists.
Yowsa - I absolutely see that as a bug in OS-X sed. It goes completely against
normal practice of Unix utilities parsing of command line arguments.
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