The rewrite package

[Tags:bsd3, program]

In the Unix shell there is no easy way to use a filter program to change the contents of a file in-place. For example, if you want to sort a file in place, this will not work:

sort < myfile > myfile

All that will get you is an empty myfile. This package gives you the rewrite program, so this will work:

rewrite myfile sort


Versions 0.2, 0.4, 0.6, 0.8, 0.10
Dependencies base (==4.6.*), bytestring (==0.10.*), directory (==1.2.*), multiarg (==0.24.*), process (==1.1.*) [details]
License BSD3
Copyright 2013 Omari Norman
Author Omari Norman
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Uploaded Tue Nov 5 01:57:07 UTC 2013 by OmariNorman
Distributions NixOS:0.10
Downloads 1063 total (3 in the last 30 days)
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