How do I install a .bin. I downloaded a Java plugin needed to run some tests by the isp.

Derek Broughton derek at
Thu Jan 22 13:47:30 UTC 2009

Steven Vollom wrote:

> On Wednesday 21 January 2009 5:45:36 pm Gene Heskett wrote:
>> And TBT Matt, one of the reasons I haven't used 'more' in years, simply
>> because 'less' is more, with lots more...
> I know this is going to seem really stupid of me, but when is it that you
> type in either the 'more' command or the 'less' command, and is it the
> only word typed into the command line at that time?

I must restrain myself from doing an Abott and Costello number on "more or 

Read up about "filters" and "pipes".  more (or less) is a filter.  Probably 
the majority of Unix commands actually work as filters, which means that they 
accept input on stdin, do something to it, and output it on stdout.  Like 
most filters, though, more (or less) will accept a file argument from which it 
will read, rather than stdin.  You generally give input to a filter by 
outputting from one program on stdout, piping it (|)  to stdin of the filter 


> less file.txt
is equivalent to:

> cat file.txt | less
or even:

> cat file.txt | less -

(a single "-" often works in programs that don't normally read stdin to say 
that the input file _is_ stdin)

I can't resist any longer: And that's more or less the whole thing...

Once you've learned all this, then you get into file redirection...

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