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Re: bug in the 'seq' program

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: bug in the 'seq' program
Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2006 11:47:23 -0700
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"Fabio Spelta" <address@hidden> writes:

> I would notice that the "-w" options only works if the upper limit is
> a number up to
> 999999. With number 9999999 (there is one "9" more) that does not works 
> anymore.

That's the documented behavior for 'seq', since the default format is
%g.  Perhaps it should be changed, but in the meantime you might look
into the -f option of 'seq' to work around the problem.

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