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From: "Diego \\\"Flameeyes\\\" Pettenò" <flameeyes@×××××××××××××.de>
To: gentoo-dev@××××××××××××.org
Subject: [gentoo-dev] perl, sed and non-gsed
Date: Mon, 28 Mar 2005 16:07:40
1 Hi,
2 as I've already pointed out to Brad about mozilla-firefox new ebuild, there
3 are a few ebuilds in which, for simple regexp replaces, perl is used with
4 sintax perl -pi -e expression file.
5 As perl is not in the core packages, using this requires adding perl to the
6 buildtime dependency of the package. This is anyway an useless dependency as
7 it isn't needed for something like that.
8 A good replacement for it is using sed -i -e expression file, which is the
9 same thing.
11 Please also note that using a sintax like that:
13 sed -e expression file file file -i
15 just works on gsed, but doesn't work with other sed implementations (bsdish,
16 macos, solaris, ...). -i must be put before any -e!
18 Please update the erroneous ebuild, as these could make problems when
19 gentoo/non-linux-os .
21 Thanks,
22 --
23 Diego "Flameeyes" Pettenò
26 --
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Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-dev] perl, sed and non-gsed David Morgan <david.morgan@××××××××××××××××.uk>
Re: [gentoo-dev] perl, sed and non-gsed Jan Brinkmann <luckyduck@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-dev] perl, sed and non-gsed Ciaran McCreesh <ciaranm@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-dev] perl, sed and non-gsed Hasan Khalil <gongloo@g.o>