Re: OT: Hey guys, I need, like, programmy advice...
__/ [John Bokma] on Friday 21 October 2005 06:27 \__
> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> I have once seen (and briefly used) a bloated front-end to GREP for
>> Win- dows.
> grep, I think you mean sed. (Grep is like find).
I typically think of fgrep as find and its relatives, only more powerful.
You're right in spotting an inconsistency there, but GREP is indeed what
the front-end took advantage of and it was capable of achieving the de-
When I get to think of it all again (not the first time), it's worrying to
see what GNU/Linux can do to commerical software once it is made popular.
All of these $10-100 tools will no longer be necessary. I sometimes ne-
glect to remember how much money it saves or how much functionality it of-
fers that otherwise I could not afford or would not bother to spend on.
Sourceforge and Freshmeat show that nowadays, even custom-built system no
longer require much work. This can lead to redundancy.