Steve Simon | 26 Nov 14:02 2014
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rc and whitespaces

rc using backquote to parse strings, e.g:

	hugo% s=`{echo a b c}
	hugo% echo $#s $s(1)
	3 a
This is fine

	hugo% s=`{echo 'a b' c}
	hugo% echo $#s $s(1)
	3 a
This is also fine, a b and c are just two fields when they 
enter echo but they leave the appear to be 3 seperate words.

	hugo% s=`{echo '''a b''' c}
	hugo% echo $#s $s(1)
	3 'a
This is disappointing, I was hoping that I would get
2 args and the first would be 'a b' (quotes here for
clarity, I was hoping there would be none in the assinged
variable $s

Is this what one would expect or is the text parsing
by `{ .. } different to rc's normal one - dare I say broken.

Is there a way round this?

Thanks,

-Steve

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trebol | 25 Nov 21:47 2014

Re: rc: null list in concatenation

> My be my poor English

It's the proof itself!

trebol | 25 Nov 21:44 2014

Re: rc: null list in concatenation

> Also, when the '^' is omitted, like in
> 
> 	$dir(1)^$dir(2)

 Also, when the '^' is omitted, like in

 	$dir(1)$dir(2)
 	
Sorry for the mess...

trebol | 25 Nov 05:24 2014

rc: null list in concatenation

Hello everyone.

I'm curious about the behavior of rc concatenating null strings (brakes
execution on error...).  It's a feature, rationally thought-out, or a bug?

If anyone can tell me the story behind, I'll be grateful.

trebol.

P.D.
Sorry for previous mail without subject.

trebol | 25 Nov 05:20 2014

(no subject)

Hello everyone.

I'm curious about the behavior of rc concatenating null strings (brakes
execution on error...).  It's a feature, rationally thought-out, or a bug?

If anyone can tell me the story behind, I'll be grateful.

trebol.

Skip Tavakkolian | 19 Nov 20:22 2014
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Plan 9/ARM port wishlist: ODROID-U3 or XU3

they're well made, priced right, and fast (e.g. compiling Go on linux on rpi is *very* slow when compared with older odroid-u2 with the same config).


Peter Hull | 19 Nov 14:18 2014
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cpu/auth/file servers

I've had some success setting up and using plan9 standalone and I have
moved on to trying a networked configuration.

Following the instructions I have set up a combined  cpu/auth server,
and a terminal booting with PXE.

When I boot my terminal it asks for my username (no password) and
starts rio. I can then access my home directory as read-only. I then
run 'cpu', which asks me for a password, and then I can write  my
files.

This doesn't seem right and I think the problem is that I don't really
understand how it's supposed to work. The terminal needs to see the
cpu's filesystem because that's where its root filesystem is coming
from but it shouldn't be able to get to files in /usr/ without a
password, surely. I've used X terminals in the past and I suppose I am
expecting some sort of XDMCP prompt like that.

Can anyone enlighten me or point to the appropriate place in the docs?

Thanks very much,
Pete

Mayuresh Kathe | 18 Nov 14:54 2014
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using plan9 as the only system!

is there anyone using plan9 as their only system for development activities?
while i do have a 'gui' based networked system (a google chromebook), it
would be nice to immerse myself into the plan9 culture by using the 'os' for
everything i need for software tinkering and development.
thanks.

Mayuresh Kathe | 18 Nov 14:29 2014
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running plan9 : an ideal setup?

i have been trying to get plan9 running on my latest and greatest hp-aio.
failed, even while trying out 9front.
would there be some way to determine an ideal configuration for a machine
to used solely for plan9 experimentation?
also, based on what ever i have read, plan9 seems most at home with a set
of machines in some kind of client-server mode. if this is true, may i
know an ideal setup?
thanks.

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Factotum vs SASL

Hi folks,

I've got the impression that there're some similarities between SASL
(saslauthd) and Factotum - at least at the point that both are
offloading actual authentication handshakes to a separate service.
But I have to admit that I didn't have done a deeper analysis of
these two.

Could anybody with deeper insight perhaps give some detailed
comparison between them ?

greetings,
--
Enrico Weigelt,
metux IT consulting
+49-151-27565287

Russ Cox | 17 Nov 04:49 2014

github.com/9fans + plan9port on git

i have moved the plan9port sources from mercurial to git. the instructions at http://swtch.com/plan9port/man/man1/install.html are up-to-date: you can still install by downloading a .tgz, or you can use git clone. it's entirely possible i've missed some things. let me know on plan9port-dev or send a code review (see "9 man codereview").

perhaps more substantially, i created a github.com/9fans organization. right now it's just plan9port, and i intended to add drawterm. if anyone else wants to host plan9-related things there, i'm happy to add more owners.

thanks.
russ


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