[links-list] Patch to save in a pipe

Cliff Cunnington cliff at ccnet.demon.nl
Mon Jan 1 23:25:39 PST 2001


On Sun, Dec 31, 2000 at 09:16:02PM +0100, Mikulas Patocka wrote:
| 
| 
| On Tue, 19 Dec 2000, Nicolas GEORGE wrote:
| 
| > Here comes a patch to links (last ftpable version, 0.94-pre9) that enables
| > to save anything to a pipe: when the file name begins with a `|', all the
| > rest is a sh command line to which the file is piped.
| 
| It won't work if the pipe blocks. Download code is not ready for it.
| 
| Mikulas
| 

If someone is working on a pipe command, is it possible to include a "Pipe
formatted document" command as well.

Then it will be easier to use a print (or filter command) on a
Links-rendered view of HTML docs, e.g.

	<Links formatted document> | tr "\\000" "\t" | enscript -fCourier8

or more simply, 

	<Links formatted document> | lpr



It would be much appreciated ...



Cliff


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