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Strange shell behavior with GCG programs

Eric E. Snyder eesnyder at sequana.com
Tue Jul 12 17:17:17 EST 1994


I am experiencing a bizarre behavior of t/csh when using
gcg programs.  On Solaris and SunOS, translate (for example)
appears to break the standard "here doc" functionality
of the shell.  The idea is to feed input to a program that
wants to take it interactively (ie that can't use command-
line arguments).
 
eg:
 
translate << +
 
 
file_name
100
200
No
Yes
W
+
 
Unfortunately, tranlate (and several others I have tried)
is doing something weird, giving the error:
 
(jayhawker)[2:48pm]fasta>>translate << +
Can't << within ()'s.
 
Anyone have any idea what is going on here?
 
Eric E. Snyder, PhD
Sequana Therapeutics, Inc.
11099 North Torrey Pines Road, Suite 160
La Jolla, CA 92037
(619) 452-6550 ex 279; (619) 452-6653 fax; eesnyder at sequana.com




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