“Unix doesn’t works properly with filenames with spaces”. This assertion from a coworker of mine prompted my harsh reply: “Unix works perfectly with spaces, it’s just programmer sloppiness that prevents it from properly handling blanks”. I was true (as always, I would humbly add) but my pal wasn’t completely wrong, at least when talking about
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Some days ago I helped a coworker with an oddly behaving Makefile. I am a long time user of this tool and I am no longer surprised at ‘make’ doing the unexpected in many subtle ways. This time the problem was that a bunch of source files in a recursively invoked Makefile were compiled with
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The new page about shell programming is on-line. A page for the ‘bwt’ project (well ‘project’ may be a bit pretentious 🙂 has been written. It is more a placeholder than a real project home page, but it is a start.