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Re: Feature Request: scanf-like parsing

From: Greg Wooledge
Subject: Re: Feature Request: scanf-like parsing
Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2021 12:55:20 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.10.1 (2018-07-13)

On Sat, Jan 23, 2021 at 12:47:58AM +0700, pepa65 wrote:
> It is otherwise very hard to get command output into a variable without
> a subshell.

It's not hard at all.  People just have a deep, almost religious, loathing
against creating their own temp files.

And yet, these same people are *perfectly* happy if some tool creates
a temp file for them -- as long as they don't have to see any of the
details or do any of the work.

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