how to test magic script
davecb at Canada.Sun.COM
Thu Aug 20 11:52:08 GMT 1998
On Thu, 20 Aug 1998, Andrew Tridgell wrote:
> I'm tempted just to remove magic scripts altogether, they are such an
> ugly hack. I should never have put them in.
> Better might be some sort of general "open action" and "close action"
> options, giving a specific command to run with substitution of %s for
> the filename being opened/closed.
Charlie Brady wrote:
> But they're such a *useful* hack.... :-)
> I wonder if that would make it possible to do things like auto LF-CR
> conversion, with the SMB file operations taking place on a created
> converted temp file. I guess it would be hard or impossible to get
> size stuff on unopened files to work properly.
Methinks these are two different things: magic
scripts allow the moral equivalent of rsh,
while before/after actions are pre and post-
processors for file transfer.
The problem is that Windows doesn't have
the concept of a remote command, so you need
to figure out a way to package the functionality on
the PC end. I suspect that's part of the reason
you suggested before/after actions for files...
Counterproposal to Andrew: ask the PC-using community for
a suitable packaging of the functionality that
``magic'' gives. Someone might think of an elegant
way to dekludge it (:-))
--dave (who wouldn't mind before/after actions either) c-b
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