Author Topic: MeShell commandline frontend timetable  (Read 3392 times)

Heikki Kekki

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Re: MeShell commandline frontend timetable
« Reply #45 on: May 23, 2020, 10:11:36 pm »
Heikki, could you remove my email address from above?
Sorry, my bad.

Dave Yeo

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Re: MeShell commandline frontend timetable
« Reply #46 on: May 24, 2020, 01:49:18 am »
No, it's not a bug. From zip --help:

If zipfile and list are omitted, zip compresses stdin to stdout.

Lots of *nix utilities default to inputting from stdin, and some use a single dash as a parameter for using stdin. Likewise for outputting to stdout if no file name.

Martin Vieregg

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Re: MeShell commandline frontend timetable
« Reply #47 on: May 24, 2020, 02:34:55 pm »
I implemented now a simple workaround for the next MeShell version:
If the user enters ZIP<ENTER>, then the command gets transformed to "zip -help". This works fine.

Andreas Schnellbacher

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Re: MeShell commandline frontend timetable
« Reply #48 on: May 24, 2020, 08:13:57 pm »
Lots of *nix utilities default to inputting from stdin, and some use a single dash as a parameter for using stdin. Likewise for outputting to stdout if no file name.
Sure, I remember that behavior for all TeX compilers.