[Israel.pm] awk equivalent

Oron Peled oron at actcom.co.il
Tue Mar 23 04:28:11 PST 2004

On Tuesday 23 March 2004 10:21, Gabor Szabo wrote:
> While I agree with what David sais here I'd love to see a module (or more)
> that would implement those simple but powerfull commands that in turn
> you could use in your code. Without assuming anything about the underlying
> OS.

Some years ago there was a project (I think Tom Christiansen led it) to
reimplement all Unix utilities (POSIX.2) in terms of perl (with all command
line switches etc.). I don't have a pointer right now, and I don't know if it
is maintained, but...
> rm "-rf /";

BTW: Your extra quotes make the "-rf /" behave as a single argument to rm
     so it won't do what you implied, but rather complain about invalid
     options (the space and the /)


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