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Old 02-04-2005, 08:45 PM   #1
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bash: pg: command not found


Hi...

I'm reading a book (Linux and Unix Shell Programming) and it tells me to do this:

Code:
$ pg var_test 
#!/bin/sh 
# var_test 
echo "First Name :\c" 
read name 
echo "Middle Name :\c" 
read middle 
echo "Last name :\c" 
read surname
when i try...i get this
Code:
$ pg var_test
bash: pg: command not found
i was wondering if this "pg" is a command specific only to straight-up Unix or certain types of Linux, and if so, what is the analogous command for FC3 ?

Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!!
 
Old 02-04-2005, 09:07 PM   #2
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pg is short for pager. You could use less instead.
 
Old 02-05-2005, 02:22 AM   #3
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Right, pg was written to overcome a "more" command limitation not allowing going backward on a file, and exists on Unix system V systems only I think.
Both modern "more" and the freeware "less" are providing this feature, making pg somewhat obsolete.
 
  


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