Re: Representing Computer Interactions

Subject: Re: Representing Computer Interactions
From: Kevin Harper <kevinh -at- DEV -dot- TIVOLI -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 18 Jan 1996 14:45:24 CST

David Somers wrote:

> Just to add my $0.02 worth... I use the french closing double quote =
> character as the separator (>>) in a list of menu selections. Looks =
> good, and avoids confusion with colons, greater than signs, pipes, etc., =
> which are often used for other things (redirection, etc).


You stumbled into the thing you were trying to avoid. The double
greater sign (>>) is in fact a UNIX redirector. If you run a command
that includes the >> redirector, the command appends information
to a file.

Kevin Harper
kevinh -at- tivoli -dot- com


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