> > > read -t 3 line
> > My dtksh man page just has the desktop features, so I was reading the
> > ksh man page for regular syntax. Problem was - the regular ksh man page
> > was for '88 ksh, not '93 (I'm on Solaris 9).
> Use "man -M/usr/dt/man ksh93" (the references in the dtksh(1) man page
> should be fixed in Solaris Express next month). The next release of
I'm glad someone at Sun is thinking about dtksh! :)
A search for "dtksh" on the web shows little interest in it, which is a
pity as I think it has a lot of potential..
I'd love someone from the Linux world to start thinking about it too.
I've yet to see a Linux version.
Quote:> ksh93 will most likely also support floating point numbers for read -t,
> similar to like sleep does in more recent versions.
Fairdinkum! This is going to be very useful if they do put it in. I have
a few scripts (xvmstat, xplot) that would be much better with fractional
timed reads. They are linked on http://www.sun.com/bigadmin/scripts .