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SubjectRe: /dev/one - why not /dev/repeat?
At 22.12.98 21:58 +0000, thunder7@xs4all.nl wrote:
Are there advantages in having something like /dev/repeat?
>echo -n "echo this" > /dev/repeat
>
>cat /dev/repeat
>echo thisecho thisecho thisecho this

What would be wrong with a program named repeat ?
echo -n "echo this " | repeat
Or

echo -n "echo this" > file
while true
do
cat file
done
Why aren't expr, eval, sed, tr etc not implemented as
devices ?

I am sure it would be fun to implement something like
this as a starter to learn something about the kernel,
but I don't think it should be more than that.

Wolfgang
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