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Re: message upon not finding the file


From: Chris F.A. Johnson
Subject: Re: message upon not finding the file
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2004 21:45:33 -0500 (EST)

On Sat, 24 Jan 2004, Dan Jacobson wrote:

> perl doesn't say "perl:"
> $ perl a
> Can't open perl script "a": No such file or directory

    You can't remember what you typed on the previous line? :)

    Besides, what else would be looking for a "perl script"?

> bash doesn't say "bash", and says 'a' twice:
> $ bash a
> a: a: No such file or directory

    But if you didn't specify bash, it will tell you:

$ a
bash: a: command not found

> Both make it tough to figure out where the message came from, when
> seen amongst other messages.
>
> Only grep gets it right
> $ grep x a
> grep: a: No such file or directory

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        Chris F.A. Johnson
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