Lincoln Stein lstein at cshl.org
Wed Jul 22 10:55:52 EST 1998

ace.pl actually doesn't implement the parse command (it accepts it,
but nothing happens), but I can add it easily enough.  I can add the
globbing feature to it too, if you folks like.  How about later this


Richard Durbin writes:
 > >From Dave Matthews <matthews at greengenes.cit.cornell.edu>
 > > I'd like to be able to tell tace to 'parse' a *-wildcarded list of files.
 > > Ideally using regular unix globbing syntax to specify the file list.  But
 > > for now I'd be happy just to get "*" (or anything) to parse all files in
 > > the current directory.  I'm hoping in particular for a solution that works
 > > in WinAce.
 > > - Dave
 > We do this sort of thing in a perl script that calls tace.  I would
 > imagine the nice way to do it would be to use Lincoln Stein's
 > excellent AcePerl.pm, which contains a very nice ace.pl that is
 > essentially a readline-enabled version of tace and aceclient.  That
 > gives command completion, command-line editing, command history, and
 > so forth.  I don't know whether it will glob file names, or whether
 > some other AcePerl derived thing is better for that.  I'll copy
 > Lincoln in the hope he has a quick solution.
 > Richard
Lincoln D. Stein                           Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
lstein at cshl.org			                  Cold Spring Harbor, NY

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