On Thu, 19 Sep 2003, Karlsson Mikael HKI/SOSV wrote: > I personally think that some of these tests should be added to the > real distributable version of cat that comes with FreeBSD cause I > can't be the only one that this bugs. I mean what could a little more > code hurt to the program since cat isn't supposed to read binary > files.
Says who? cat works fine on binary files. The problem you are having is that people are using cat to *display* files. "Fixing" that problem could break cat for its more standard use: cat binaryfile | filter | etc. > Other *NIX systems seem to have done this to their cat program so why > can't FreeBSD? See above. > and why is this already done to less and not cat? less is made to display files. It's the correct tool for the job. -Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"