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Re: Briefly document whitespace handling in sort

From: The Wanderer
Subject: Re: Briefly document whitespace handling in sort
Date: Fri, 09 Dec 2005 12:13:21 -0500
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Jim Meyering wrote:

The Wanderer <address@hidden> wrote:

I was tripped up by the fact that it is not indicated anywhere in
the provided documentation that the character count of a field, for
the '-k' option, is counted from the beginning of the preceding
whitespace. The attached patch adds to the usage message a somewhat
terse note explaining the situation.

If there's anything wrong with or otherwise objectionable about
this, don't hesitate to let me know; I'll either fix it if I can or
attempt to explain why I don't think it's a problem.

I've applied it.
A ChangeLog entry would have been nice.

Sorry about that - the project I spend most of my open-source-related
time on does not keep a per-commit Changelog, so the thought didn't
occur to me.

      The Wanderer

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