ace.pl actually doesn't implement the parse command (it accepts it,
but nothing happens), but I can add it easily enough. I can add the
globbing feature to it too, if you folks like. How about later this
Richard Durbin writes:
> >From Dave Matthews <matthews at greengenes.cit.cornell.edu>
> > I'd like to be able to tell tace to 'parse' a *-wildcarded list of files.
> > Ideally using regular unix globbing syntax to specify the file list. But
> > for now I'd be happy just to get "*" (or anything) to parse all files in
> > the current directory. I'm hoping in particular for a solution that works
> > in WinAce.
> > - Dave
> We do this sort of thing in a perl script that calls tace. I would
> imagine the nice way to do it would be to use Lincoln Stein's
> excellent AcePerl.pm, which contains a very nice ace.pl that is
> essentially a readline-enabled version of tace and aceclient. That
> gives command completion, command-line editing, command history, and
> so forth. I don't know whether it will glob file names, or whether
> some other AcePerl derived thing is better for that. I'll copy
> Lincoln in the hope he has a quick solution.
Lincoln D. Stein Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
lstein at cshl.org Cold Spring Harbor, NY