[TUHS] Warner's Early Unix Presentation
robpike at gmail.com
Sun Feb 9 09:54:16 AEST 2020
Well, "whatis" was a fine starter in 1983.
I'm not saying anything should change. This is a history list.
On Sun, Feb 9, 2020 at 10:36 AM Chet Ramey <chet.ramey at case.edu> wrote:
> On 2/8/20 6:29 PM, Rob Pike wrote:
> > % rc
> > % whatis cd
> > builtin cd
> > %
> > It's much simpler this way. The output is the executable input, free of
> > decoration and ready to use.
> OK. `whatis' is a non-starter as a builtin, but bash ships with an example
> `whatis' shell function that does this.
> ``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer
> ``Ars longa, vita brevis'' - Hippocrates
> Chet Ramey, UTech, CWRU chet at case.edu http://tiswww.cwru.edu/~chet/
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