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Re: sed on binary files

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: sed on binary files
Date: Thu, 2 Oct 2008 14:50:24 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.17+20080114 (2008-01-14)

* Eric Blake wrote on Thu, Oct 02, 2008 at 02:46:38PM CEST:
> I'll add a blurb to the autoconf manual on sed mentioning that it cannot
> be used on binary files (although Posix already says that),

Isn't that obvious?  I mean, of all classic unix text-related tools,
only very few operate on non-text files; Posix mentions that with each
one explicitly.

Of course my radar may be seriously skewed without me realizing that.


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