[BusyBox] Re: network enabled awk

Rob Landley rob at landley.net
Mon Aug 22 15:53:31 UTC 2005

On Monday 22 August 2005 06:52, castorpilot wrote:
> hello,
> I am trying to add network capabilities to awk (ie gawk-like special
>  file /inet/protocol/lport/host/rport).
>  I don't really see why anybody else would need that, but do you think
>  this might be of any use ?
>  fred


1) This is a gnu extension, isn't it?  (Did they network enable grep or sed?  
How about dc?)

2) What on _earth_ would this kind of thing be used for?

3) Can you point to anything out there that actually got shipped which depends 
on this?


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