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[SLUG] Anyone know where to find the "error" utility?
- To: Sydney Linux Users Group <slug@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: [SLUG] Anyone know where to find the "error" utility?
- From: lukekendall@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Sat, 24 May 2003 15:08:44 +1000 (EST)
BSD introduced the "error" command, which took lines of the form
filename:number: some error message
and inserted the error message with a marker for easy finding, into the
appropriate file at the appropriate line number. For details see
error analyzes and optionally disperses the diagnostic error messages
produced by a number of compilers and language processors to the source
file and line where the errors occurred. It can replace the painful,
traditional methods of scribbling abbreviations of errors on paper, and
permits error messages and source code to be viewed simultaneously with-
out machinations of multiple windows in a screen editor.
I couldn't find it via google or freshmeat. Part of the trouble is
finding a search term that would just find the error utility! It's
like searching for documents about HTML...
It may still be a part of modern BSD systems.