In the last episode (Jan 29), Zhang Weiwu said: > Hello. I wish to see all the files in some pathes in a string. > > Say, I wish to list all files in $PATH and manpath(1) > > What I can think of is to use > #manpath | sed "s/:/ /g" |xargs ls > (This is useful when auto-completing man command in a shell, say, csh). > > This works, but the command is wrong when a path contain a space in it. > > I think a better way is to replace ":" with \000, the "NULL". In this way I > can use "xargs -0" to pass all pathes to ls(1) > #manpath | sed s/:/\000/g" |xargs -0 ls
I'm not sure that sed can process \123-style octal characters, since it already uses the \ character for backreferences. Since you're only replacing one letter, you can use tr: manpath | tr ':' '\000' | xargs -0 ls -- Dan Nelson [EMAIL PROTECTED] _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"