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On Mon, Mar 08, 2004 at 11:56:32AM +0000, Rob Kendrick wrote:
> On Mon, 2004-03-08 at 10:01, Enrico Colombini wrote:
> > On Monday 08 March 2004 09:35, Tuomo Valkonen wrote:
> > > io.popen.
> > Unfortunately it's not available on all systems.
> Neither's the > operator.

Infact, I don't think there is any portable way to redirect the 
output of a program to a file, so there's no way to make a portable
(to non-POSIX systems) implementation of io.popen functionality.