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Re: [coreutils][patch] seq: User specified terminator

From: Pádraig Brady
Subject: Re: [coreutils][patch] seq: User specified terminator
Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2010 20:34:04 +0100
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On 27/10/10 18:27, William Plusnick wrote:
> I added a way to specify the string printed after the last number in the
> seq command, as suggested by a comment. I am not sure how helpful this
> option is, because I personally don't use the seq command much. I also
> added documentation to both usage (and, in effect, the man page) and
> coreutils.texi. It was so small that I didn't see any need for a test.
> It went over the ten line limit, but is pretty trivial and the large
> majority is documentation, so I am unsure if I need to sign anything. I
> also forgot to add a NEWS entry, but I am not even sure this will get
> accepted, yet. :-)

Thanks for the patch.
We usually need a pretty strong use case for adding a new option,
but I can't think of a use for this to be honest.
I realise this was a "FIXME" in the code,
so perhaps someone can think of a use.


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