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Re: sed --posix does not catch incomplete arguments

From: Paul Smith
Subject: Re: sed --posix does not catch incomplete arguments
Date: Sat, 19 Jun 2010 01:31:47 -0400

On Sat, 2010-06-19 at 05:05 +0200, Ralf Wildenhues wrote:
> This isn't the whole truth.  Posix (I don't recall which version)
> requires backslash-newline to be passed as such to the shell, and GNU
> make 3.81 changed semantics in this regard.

The rule is present in the 2004 POSIX spec (and of course the latest
one, 2008).  It was not present in SUS v2 (1997).

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