OS: Linux Mint 14

Is there an equivalent of the pick command available in Linux? Pick command is the one where for each given argument, it asks yes/no and prints the selection to stdout. This script is commonly described in unix books (unix power tools).

  • I don't know pick but maybe you can achieve the same with grep? Feb 24, 2013 at 13:34

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That utility is just a little shell script, not – as far as I know – anything that is regularly shipped with Unix systems or Linux distributions.

You can find it in the Examples section on O'Reilly's site: description, script itself. Save it to a file somewhere in your $PATH and make it executable and you're ready to go.

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