param* and order

Gerard Beekmans gerard at
Tue Feb 13 12:18:40 PST 2001

On February 13, 2001 05:37 am, Bryan Dumm wrote:
> Howdy,
> Anyone want to take a stab @ param* and when an "order"
> matters. Prime example <patch>. The code ain't right. Any
> takers?

The order in params only matters when an option has to be followed by a 
filename immediately ala patch -Np1 -i filename.patch

But there is a way around it: pipe the patch file into patch and there is no 
order to worry about anymore aka:
	patch -Np1 < file.patch

or something like: cat file.patch | patch -Np1

Gerard Beekmans

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