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Re: Strange file -i

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Strange file -i
Date: Thu, 05 Mar 2015 15:20:44 -0500
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On 3/4/15 6:07 PM, Stephane Chazelas wrote:
> 2015-03-04 09:25:46 -0600, John McKown:
>> On Wed, Mar 4, 2015 at 7:43 AM, Eric Blake <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> On 03/04/2015 01:44 AM, Jean Delvare wrote:
>>>> Hi Chet,
>>>> Did you really intend to create an empty file named "-i" in
>>>> http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/bash.git/diff/?id=43aebe922bc2a614c410e282fdf772e063454168
>>>>  ?
>>> Yes: https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-bash/2014-07/msg00075.html
>> Oh, wow, man! That is like, so totally awesome. [grin]. Sorry for
>> being silly, but I absolutely _love_ this and I am going to adopt it
>> for some of my subdirectories which contain "important" (at least to
>> me) files.
> [...]
> I wouldn't.

Clearly you have to be aware of your own work habits before deciding
whether this is appropriate for you.

For example, I never do this:

> $ perl -ne 'print if /foo/' *

I just use grep directly.

Or this:

> rm -- *

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Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/

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