Re: [mu TECH] '/bin/gateway' tweaked

From: Michele Andreoli (
Date: Thu Jun 15 2000 - 07:21:38 CEST

On Wed, Jun 14, 2000 at 05:44:49PM -0400, Alfie Costa nicely wrote:
> Hello Valiant Script Test Pilots of the mu List,
> Here's a link**, to a '/bin/gateway' with many minor improvements...
> The error message is improved, I believe. When 'mv' got a bad
> filename, (say 'foo'), the old one said...
> foo is not a file. Use cp & rm.
> ...but if 'foo' is not a file, what use is 'cp' or 'rm'? Now it says:

Because normally "mv" can move also directories.

> It's also the most convoluted script in 'gateway'. 'dirname' is just
> plain hard to code in 'ash' script.

What happens if the "Convoluted Software Foundation" join
the "Fractured Software Foundation" ? :-)

> 'killall5' is the same. Not sure what it does!

a radiactive waste. Remove.

> 'mformat' is a stub. Is it needed?

a cum. Remove.


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remember any. Would two negative ones do?       -- Woody Allen
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