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SubjectRe: [PATCH] checkpatch.pl: allow piping
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On Fre, 2008-01-11 at 01:30 -0800, Daniel Walker wrote:
> On Fri, 2008-01-11 at 10:23 +0100, Bernd Petrovitsch wrote:
> > On Fre, 2008-01-11 at 10:21 +0100, Jiri Slaby wrote:
> > > On 01/11/2008 10:17 AM, Daniel Walker wrote:
> > > > On Fri, 2008-01-11 at 09:52 +0100, Jiri Slaby wrote:
> > > >> On 01/11/2008 05:10 AM, Daniel Walker wrote:
[...]
> > > > I was using it to do something like the following ,
> > > >
> > > > git show 9914cad54c79d0b89b1f066c0894f00e1344131c
> > | ./scripts/checkpatch.pl
> > >
> > > Ok, and if you add a - there, it should have the same effect, but
> > for free,
> > > doesn't it:
> > > git show 9914cad54c79d0b89b1f066c0894f00e1344131c
> > | ./scripts/checkpatch.pl -
> >
> > JftSoC:
> > git show 9914cad54c79d0b89b1f066c0894f00e1344131c
> > | ./scripts/checkpatch.pl /dev/stdin
> > (and there a a few others) should also do the trick.
>
> Not a particularly attractive command line .. Might still be a good idea

Might be.
But it works for (almost?) all programs (which do not need seekable
input) which absolutely want the input file specified by a parameter.
And if it's an proprietary program, you can't even patch it.

> to add this since these two forms alluded me, and are likely to allude
> people new to unix all together (who is more likely to be using this
> particular tool)..

Bernd
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