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Re: grep RFE: End-of-Line choices

From: Claudio Fontana
Subject: Re: grep RFE: End-of-Line choices
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2004 15:55:27 +0100 (CET)

> If I had 
> to make a choice between a grep that only did LF and
> a grep that always 
> chooses among LF, CRLF, or CR, I'd take the latter. 
>  But I'd prefer one 
> that had switches to prevent screw-ups for a case I
> can't even imagine.

I agree; additionally I would suggest not to make grep
automatically distinguish between text and binary
files looking at the first few bytes and instead
default to text and use a switch to force binary

Once the user has chosen to interpret the file as
text, I think that grep should consider each
occurrence of the sequences LF, CRLF or CR as a single
end of line and do this in a clean way.

What do you think of this?
Stepan, would you accept some code restructuring
leading to these goals?


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