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Re: [PATCH] split: --chunks option

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: [PATCH] split: --chunks option
Date: Wed, 16 Dec 2009 10:46:00 +0100
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Pádraig Brady <address@hidden> writes:

> For reference bash and ksh support ansi c quoting like $'\0'
> so you could specify -t $'\0'.

Except that $'\0' is identical to '' in every context.

> Also more generally one could do: -t $(printf '\0'), though I wouldn't
> depend on those being available, and also passing NULs at least
> through the command line will be problematic.

Aka impossible.


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