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From David Corbin <>
Subject Re: unix redirection - how do you specify input files?
Date Thu, 21 Dec 2000 19:57:56 GMT
Bill Burton wrote:
> >     Where does the input file belong in the Ant syntax?
> >     As an <arg>?  That doesn't seem to work.
> The real question is, where does the input file belong in the sed syntax?
> Sed will take input either from stdin or a file.  So just specify the file
> after the pattern:
>         <exec executable="sed" output="newfile">
>           <arg value="-e"/>
>           <arg value="s/bad/good/"/>
>           <arg value="oldfile"/>
>         </exec
A fine solution for sed, but what about other tools that ONLY deal with
stdin (stupid though they may be).

David Corbin 		
Mach Turtle Technologies, Inc.

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