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Re: Re: comments in import files

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  • Subject: [mg74735] Re: [mg74680] Re: comments in import files
  • From: "Jean-Marc Gulliet" <jeanmarc.gulliet at>
  • Date: Mon, 2 Apr 2007 07:02:38 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <eudd45$sdc$> <eufr25$7rm$>

On 4/1/07, David Annetts <davidannetts at> wrote:
> Hi Jean-Marc,
> > The command grep [1] is an standard external command provided
> > by any UNIX or Linux distributions. However, it does not
> > belong to Mathematica and it is not installed by Mathematica
> > either, that is if you use Windows, you must install it by
> > yourself. For instance, see Cygwin [2].
> Microsoft have released two versions of their UNIX utilities over the years.
> Both are based on the old MKS Utilities.  If you can still find it, the
> first version is smaller and more useful than the second (~400MB) version if
> all you want to have are Windows versions of ls, grep and the other UNIX
> commands that our fingers can't seem to forget.
> Regards,
> Dave.

Hi Dave,

Thanks for the info: I was not aware that Microsoft had released such
a set of tools. Checking their web site, I found plenty of information
about Windows Services for Unix (SFU) 3.5, which is too fatty to my
taste :-) I will stick with Cygwin on Windows and otherwise genuine
Unix and Linux systems.

Best regards,

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