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Re: libcurl problem.

On Sun, Dec 02, 2018 at 08:20:25PM +1100, David wrote:
> On Wed, 28 Nov 2018 at 06:41, Roberto C. Sánchez <roberto@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> > apt-cache policy $(dpkg -l |grep libcurl | awk '{print $2}')
> Just FAWC (for anyone who cares :]) that's a UUOG (useless
> use of grep), because regular expression support is fundamental
> to the design of awk.
> apt-cache policy $(dpkg -l | awk '/libcurl/ {print $2}')
> would be a nicer way to do that, FAWC.

I suppose I should know that.  For the longest time I always did 'grep |
cut' but kept encountering instances where I needed something a bit more
flexible than cut.  I found awk to my liking but never properly learned
it, just always using it as a fancy cut replacement.

Thanks for the pointer.



Roberto C. Sánchez