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Re: [SLUG] Using fget() with shell line editing



On Fri, Jun 15, 2001 at 02:59:59PM +1000, Andy Eager wrote:
> Andrew,
> 
> Thanks for your reply.
> 
> Nothing wrong with ncurses, but want it to be able to run with normal 
> unix i/o redirection  (or piping) as well as from stdin.  Don't want 
> ncurses sending anything other than boring old text (maybe even the odd 
> line-feed or form-feed).

Oh, that's easy.

Ever noticed how ls(1) formats its output into columns?  But if you
pipe it through, say, less, it doesn't?  It checks if stdout is a tty or
not.

See the man page for isatty (section 3).

-Andrew.

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