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regarding mawk: add option to ignore missing files
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Re: mawk: bug? in ARGV handling
Mon, 1 Mar 2010 14:42:31 -0600
retitle 23001 mawk: add option to ignore missing files
severity 23001 wishlist
tags 23001 + upstream
Zack Weinberg wrote:
> The bug is not where I thought it was. mawk correctly processes the
> simple script as long as all the files that end up in ARGV exist. If
> a file in that list /doesn't/ exist, it halts processing at that file
> with an error message. I had assumed the error was non-fatal.
> It is sometimes reasonable for a missing file to be a fatal error, but
> in my case it would be better for the file to be treated as if empty.
> Perhaps this could be made an option?
Yes, it could be a -W option. Not my itch, but maybe some other
interested person could implement it.
Hope that helps,
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