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This is useful in combination with using an alias for which itself.
This is useful in combination with using a shell func- tion for which itself.
Which will consider two equivalent directories to be different when one of them contains a path with a symbolic link.
www.xs4all.nl /~carlo17/which   (586 words)

  § 62. that. 1. Grammar. The American Heritage Book of English Usage. 1996   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The clause which is hard to follow is nonrestrictive in that it does not indicate which text is being complained about; even if it were omitted, we would know that the phrase the textbook refers to the text in Chemistry 101.
By this thinking, you should avoid using which in sentences such as I need a book which will tell me all about city gardening, where the restrictive clause which will tell me all about city gardening describes what sort of book is needed.
Which can be especially useful where two or more relative clauses are joined by and or or: It is a philosophy in which ordinary people may find solace and which many have found reason to praise.
www.bartleby.com /64/C001/062.html   (702 words)

 On the Hypotheses which lie at the Bases of Geometry.
We may therefore investigate their probability, which within the limits of observation is of course very great, and inquire about the justice of their extension beyond the limits of observation, on the side both of the infinitely great and of the infinitely small.
The hypothesis which first presents itself, and which I shall here develop, is that according to which the length of lines is independent of their position, and consequently every line is measurable by means of every other.
In this last question, which we may still regard as belonging to the doctrine of space, is found the application of the remark made above; that in a discrete manifoldness, the ground of its metric relations is given in the notion of it, while in a continuous manifoldness, this ground must come from outside.
www.maths.tcd.ie /pub/HistMath/People/Riemann/Geom/WKCGeom.html   (4162 words)

 SAGUARO   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The main stems of saguaros are supported by woody ribs, on the outside of which is a thick cortex of succulent, water-holding tissue and a thick epidermis to prevent water loss.
Seed dispersal is achieved mainly by birds (Gila woodpecker, white-winged doves, house finches), which each the pulp and deposit the seeds in their faeces.
The tendency of these birds to perch (and defaecate) on the branches of trees helps to ensure that the seeds are deposited at the base of nurse plants.
helios.bto.ed.ac.uk /bto/desbiome/saguaro.htm   (883 words)

 Researchers Deploy Robot on Frozen Lake In Preparation for Antarctic Expedition
Nomad, which traversed 10 kilometers on New Hampshire's Lake Mascoma, was equipped with a wind turbine.
Nomad, which successfully traversed 10 kilometers through the snow and ice on Lake Mascoma, was equipped with a wind turbine for the first time, while researchers studied the possibility of powering a robotic investigation with combined wind and solar energy.
Nomad, which has been upgraded with sensors and computing to increase its ability to act independently, first gained notoriety in 1997 when it traveled through the Atacama and again in 2000 when it autonomously discovered meteorites in Antarctica and became the first robot to perform science on its own.
www.cmu.edu /cmnews/extra/050309_lorax.html   (564 words)

 World Wide Words: Which versus that
Non-restrictive clauses are introduced by which and must be separated by commas from the rest of the sentence to indicate parenthesis.
Several writers note that that tends to be preferred in speech; this may be due to the comparative ease with which that is and similar phrases can be contracted, for example to that’s, compared with the equivalents using which.
In the first, you are being told about a specific cup with the special property that it is the one he stepped on; in the second, the fact that he stepped on it is an ancillary bit of information.
www.worldwidewords.org /articles/which.htm   (947 words)

 That Which is Seen, and that Which is Not Seen
And if that which is -not seen is taken into consideration, because it is a negative fact, as well as that which is seen, because it is a positive fact, it will be understood that neither industry in general, nor the sum total of national labour, is affected, whether windows are broken or not.
That which failed to go to the hat-making trade would be found to have gone to the economy realized by all the consumers, and would thence serve to pay for all the labour which the machine had rendered useless, and to excite a new development of all the trades.
Thus we learn, by the numerous subjects which I have treated, that, to be ignorant of political economy is to allow ourselves to be dazzled by the immediate effect of a phenomenon; to be acquainted with it is to embrace in thought and in forethought the whole compass of effects.
jim.com /seen.htm   (14811 words)

 Language Log: Sidney Goldberg on NYT grammar: zero for three
The copy editors are enforcing a rule which has no support at all in the literature that defines what counts as good use of the English language.
Using which in an integrated relative clause is not, and nobody who has carefully studied the English language would think that it was.
(which seems unlikely), is getting his underpants in a bunch over nothing at all.
itre.cis.upenn.edu /~myl/languagelog/archives/001461.html   (1383 words)

 "Which" Versus "That"
Following is a brief explanation of the choice between which and that, with remarks about the appropriate punctuation with which, that, and who clauses.
To understand the correct choice of which or that, one must be able to distinguish between restrictive and nonrestrictive clauses.
Nonrestrictive: “The dog, which has three legs, is called Ahab.” The essential information is that the dog is called Ahab; the incidental information is that Ahab is a three-legged dog.
www.grammarmudge.cityslide.com /articles/article/426348/2733.htm   (568 words)

RETURN VALUE Which returns the number of failed arguments, or -1 when no programname was given.
which --tty-only --read-alias --show-tilde --show-dot' This will print the output of alias for each alias that matches one of the given arguments.
Which will consider two equivalent direc­ tories to be different when one of them contains a path with a symbolic link.
www.ss64.com /bash/which.html   (386 words)

 That vs. Which
Which and who (occasionally whom, but that's another thread) can be used in restrictive relatives.
The turkey, which was overcooked, was nonetheless flavorful.
Finally, there's another use of that which resembles its relative clause use (because it introduces a clause and because it can be deleted), but is quite different (and is rarely confused with which).
www-personal.umich.edu /~jlawler/aue/xmasthat.html   (671 words)

 Basic Unix Commands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Which searches the current directory (and all of its sub-directories) for any files that begin with the letter "t" and then prints them out.
It is usually aliased (in a user"s.cshrc file) to "rm -i" which insures that "rm" asks you if you are sure that you want to remove the named file.
Reports the directory from which the {command} would be run if it was given as a command line argument.
www.emba.uvm.edu /CF/basic.html   (2019 words)

 Which Bible?
When somebody says that the Bible is inerrant, a good reply is to ask "Which Bible?" The first task of translators of the Bible into English is to decide which verses they want to put into each of the 27 New Testament books.
For all these are tokens of the flesh which had been derived from the earth, which He had recapitulated in Himself, bearing salvation to His own handiwork" (Against Heresy, 3, 22, 2).
The earliest manuscript of 1 and 2 Peter and of Jude is distinctly heretical, which is why English translations often give its readings as mere footnotes, and later readings are put in the main text.
www.infidels.org /library/magazines/tsr/1997/6/976which.html   (993 words)

 § 76. which. 1. Grammar. The American Heritage Book of English Usage. 1996
The relative pronoun which can sometimes refer to a clause or sentence, as opposed to a noun phrase: She ignored him, which proved to be unwise.
The sentence It emerged that Martha made the complaint, which surprised everybody may mean either that the complaint itself was surprising or that it was surprising that Martha made it.
It is important to remember that you can use which in this way only when the clause or sentence it refers to precedes it.
www.bartleby.com /64/C001/076.html   (245 words)

 *Which* Ten Commandments?
Honor thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.
Honour thy father and thy mother; in order that thy days may be prolonged upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.
Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.
www.positiveatheism.org /crt/whichcom.htm   (1105 words)

 The Chronicle: Daily news: 12/14/2004 -- 01
The project, which Google officials plan to announce today, involves libraries at Harvard and Stanford Universities, the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, and the University of Oxford, as well as the New York Public Library.
Paul N. Courant, the university's provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, said the digital collection would be used "to the maximum extent permitted by law." He envisions students and researchers getting access to works in the public domain from their home computers.
He also sees the university library setting up a catalog in which the entire collection is searchable down to the level of individual words and phrases.
chronicle.com /free/2004/12/2004121401n.htm   (1748 words)

 Amazon.com: Which Witch: Books: Eva Ibbotson,Annabel Large   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Which Witch (finally reissued in the United States) begs to be read aloud, with before-bed-length chapters and lots of opportunities for funny voices.
Which Witch was one of the books I read to make up for my school's reading program; I needed books that I could enjoy and know the plot by heart.
I really think that "Which witch" will engage the attention of even the most active kid, and who knows, maybe even that of an adult who is tired to death of "serious things" and needs a respite.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0141304278?v=glance   (2005 words)

 Diana Hacker: Language Debates: that versus which   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Fowler suggested that “if writers would agree to regard that as the defining [restrictive] relative pronoun and which as the nondefining [nonrestrictive], there would be much to gain both in lucidity and in ease” (774).
All the cars, which were purchased before 1995, need to have their airbags replaced.
The choice of which could, for some readers, send the opposite message: All tax increases are harmful to the recovery.
dianahacker.com /writersref/subpages_language/thatwhich.html   (659 words)

 The color scheme encyclopedia which is useful to WEB production fashion interior design...Japanese-style color scheme
It is made population, with lapse of year it is different from any which fade completely, as for color scheme of harmony as year is repeated conversely, taste comes out.
There is a story that senno-rikyu at one time, the occasion where hideyoshi which makes the golden tea-ceremony house proud is caused to the home, removed the garden all over morning glory entirely and decorated the morning glory of the one wheel and made hideyoshi groan.
There is a word, foppery of subtraction, but as for this you think that you can call the same thing to also the color scheme of harmony.
fkm.sakura.ne.jp /en/japanese_style.html   (286 words)

And democide through deportation is the killing of people during their forced mass transportation to distant regions and their death as a direct result, such as through starvation or exposure.
Democidal famine is that which is purposely caused or aggravated by government or which is knowingly ignored and aid to its victims is withheld.
Then there is the Nationalist government of China under Chiang Kai-shek, which murdered near 10,000,000 Chinese from 1928 to 1949, and the Japanese militarists who murdered almost 6,000,000 Chinese, Indonesians, Indochinese, Koreans, Filipinos, and others during world War II.
www.hawaii.edu /powerkills/COM.ART.HTM   (2333 words)

 definition of which
A interrogative pronoun, used both substantively and adjectively, and in direct and indirect questions, to ask for, or refer to, an individual person or thing among several of a class; as, which man is it?
A relative pronoun, used esp. in referring to an antecedent noun or clause, but sometimes with reference to what is specified or implied in a sentence, or to a following noun or clause (generally involving a reference, however, to something which has preceded).
A compound relative or indefinite pronoun, standing for any one which, whichever, that which, those which, the.
www.brainydictionary.com /words/wh/which239514.html   (197 words)

 Which Linux?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Once a person decides to try out Linux for him/herself, the first choice that crops up is, which of the many distributions of Linux to use.
Mandrake - which is based in France - is the second most popular distribution (by number of users) after RedHat, and is especially popular in Europe.
Essentially, I see them as rather technical people, which is an advantage if you're a system administrator who needs the backing of a team of Linux gurus.
linux.org.mt /article/which-linux   (896 words)

 Which Bible
One proposed translation (which has received so much opposition that it will probably not be published), sought to change all general references to "mankind" (or similar terms), to genderless words like "persons".
There will probably never be a time when all people agree on which translation is "best".
They have their place and their own usefulness, but they should never be substituted for a good translation.
www.netherwood.org /educate/sfvol29/e3sf970629.htm   (666 words)

 Amazon.com: Which Bible?: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
I say "sanitized" because Fuller, publishing "Which Bible?" for fundamentalist Baptists, didn't want them to know that the biggest portion of it was by a man they would regard as a heretic and so removed references to Ellen White and other Adventist allusions.
The author begins with the presupposition that the KJV is the best out there, and then goes on to seek evidence to justify the conclusion (which he probably reached before examining the evidence - hmmm.....).
The apostles used the Septuagint, they quoted from it, and it's older than the Masoretic Text, which is the hebrew OT that we've got today.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0944355242?v=glance   (2015 words)

 Which? Move it campaign
We think that all estate agents should be members of an independent redress scheme.
The government has agreed to require all estate agents to be a member of an independent redress mechanism, but has yet to introduce legislation to make it happen.
Find an estate agentFind an agent who is a member of the Ombudsman scheme.
www.which.net /moveit   (139 words)

 UNIX man pages : which ()   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
which - shows the full path of (shell) commands.
Which returns the number of failed arguments, or -1 when no `program- name' was given.
The recommended way to use this utility is by adding an alias (C shell) or shell function (Bourne shell) for which like the following: [ba]sh: which () { (alias; declare -f)
unixhelp.ed.ac.uk /CGI/man-cgi?which   (448 words)

 Biotext: Relative Pronouns   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Relative clauses beginning with the relative pronouns that, which, who, whom, and whose modify nouns in a sentence.
The pronouns that and which are the most commonly misused relative pronouns.
Click on each check mark below in the order in which it appears to learn how to use relative clauses correctly and how to avoid their misuse.
bio-text.com /ThatWhich.html   (121 words)

 Which Version?
The subject which we will discuss tonight is one of the most controversial and emotional subjects in Christianity today.
We will look at Philo’s beliefs later, but the university which he instituted was the storehouse of this second line of manuscripts.
They excused their errors by creating in their own conjecture, a position which they believed the original authors most assuredly must have held.
www.sermons.org /sermons/sermon29.html   (1603 words)

 The Work of the Encyclopedia in the Age of Electronic Reproduction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The electronic encyclopedias have more articles than the printed version; audio, video and animations, which are impossible to include in a print encyclopedia; and a search engine and hyperlinks that change the experience of accessing and reading the encyclopedia.
Unlike in print, where they existed essentially as autonomous units, articles published in electronic media are joined to their kin by hyperlinks, yielding a body of content greater than the sum of its individual parts.
The contents of a book do not change if the pages are resized, or it is printed using photolithography versus offset press, in no small part because the constraints of the medium have already been internalized by authors.) As a consequence, multimedia development cannot proceed on the assembly-line model of print.
www.firstmonday.org /issues/issue3_9/pang   (3565 words)

 Online Bingo Site Directory from Which Bingo.com - For the best online bingo, free bingo, internet bingo on-line, bingo ...
Which Bingo are very proud to announce the results of the fourth annual vote for 'Online Bingo Site of the Year' and 'New Online Bingo Site of the Year'.
Take a look now and see which bingo site is the 'net's #1.
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