[TUHS] shell escapes in utilities

Grant Taylor via TUHS tuhs at tuhs.org
Wed Aug 2 12:59:06 AEST 2023

On 8/1/23 1:43 PM, Ron Natalie wrote:
> Yep, the need for shell escapes largely went away with windowing and job 
> control.

Eh ... I don't know about that.

I routinely use :'<,'>!sort or some similar external filter program on 
lines in the file that I'm working with.

:'a,'b!base64 -d

Maybe I'm in the minority in doing such things.

My understanding is that those require shell escapes to function.

Grant. . . .

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