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The "loop and a half"

On Fri, Oct 6, 2017 at 9:32 PM, bartc <bc at freeuk.com> wrote:
> (And properly, by being given the same of an actual file rather than using
> crude redirection.)

Why do you call redirection "crude"? Do you not understand the value
of generic solutions that work with all programs, rather than having
every program implement its own "take input from file" parameter?

You can disagree with the Unix philosophy all you like, but when you
insult it, you just make yourself look like an idiot.