Subject: Re: small hack
To: Brian C. Grayson <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 09/23/1998 00:07:10
"Brian C. Grayson" writes:
> On Tue, Sep 22, 1998 at 06:24:54PM -0400, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
> > In doing some testing a couple of days ago, I needed something to
> > randomly shuffle a list of files. Unfortunately, jot didn't seem to do
> > what I wanted, so I wrote the following tiny program. 
>   Rather than creating a whole new (albeit small) program,
> would this be better as an option to random(6) (from the games
> distribution)?  random(6) already prints out random lines (from
> stdin), but does not avoid repetition.

>From what I can tell, the code ends up being fairly different
anyway. All you end up saving is having only one executable -- not
deeply worthwhile from my point of view.