[Beowulf] Re: Religious wars

Peter St. John peter.st.john at gmail.com
Mon Jul 21 14:30:31 PDT 2008

(re line numbers) Ah, I should have said, that was in VMS. I did get VIM for
VMS though but I was never a maestro. There are happier VMS installations
with unix workalike interfaces, not there then though.

On 7/21/08, Perry E. Metzger <perry at piermont.com> wrote:
> stephen mulcahy <smulcahy at aplpi.com> writes:
> > Peter St. John wrote:
> >> Line numbers are super convenient for peer-review, so humans can
> >> refer to lines. I've written C programs just to preprend every line
> >> with a consequtive integer.
> >> Peter
> >
> > cat -n is your friend.
> and if it didn't exist, the corresponding awk program is:
>   awk '{printf "%d %s\n", FNR, $0}'
> and Unix has about 10 other trivial ways to do this. (That's probably
> not even the simplest awk program, but I'm lazy today.)
> Perry
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