rewrite: open file and rewrite it with new contents

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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


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Versions [RSS] 0.2, 0.4, 0.6, 0.8, 0.10
Dependencies base (>=4.6 && <4.7), bytestring (>=0.10 && <0.11), directory (>=1.2 && <1.3), multiarg (>=0.24 && <0.25), process (>=1.1 && <1.2) [details]
License BSD-3-Clause
Copyright 2013 Omari Norman
Author Omari Norman
Category System
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Source repo head: git clone git://
Uploaded by OmariNorman at 2013-11-05T02:15:11Z
Reverse Dependencies 1 direct, 0 indirect [details]
Executables rewrite
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