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Re: new coreutil? shuffle - randomize file contents

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: new coreutil? shuffle - randomize file contents
Date: Tue, 07 Jun 2005 08:47:14 +0200

Frederik Eaton <address@hidden> wrote:
> Here is a preliminary patch for basic shuffling functionality in
> 'sort', with same-keys-sort-together behavior. It adds two options:
> "-R" to compare based on a hash of key, and "--seed" to specify salt
> for the hash. If "--seed" is not given then the default is to read
> from /dev/random or /dev/urandom.
> I still need to add support to configure.ac for some of the random
> device macros.

I haven't had time to give it serious consideration yet,
but we should get started on the copyright-related paperwork.
I'll send you the form separately.

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