Subject: Re: This should be the final cat(1) patch...
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Martin J. Laubach <email@example.com>
Date: 06/09/2002 12:20:56
I know I'm a bit late in the game, but putting that functionality
in cat(1) doesn't feel right. It's much too specialized (and besides,
locking a file that someone else opened (shell redirection) strikes
me as a wrong thing).
I'd rather see a generic "wrap and lock" utility, much like env(1),
so one could do
wal -f /some/important/file -c /some/careless/program