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Re: PATCH: adds seq [octal]/hexidecimal integer output

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: PATCH: adds seq [octal]/hexidecimal integer output
Date: Thu, 09 Jun 2005 01:11:23 -0700
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Kuwanger <address@hidden> writes:

>> $ printf '%.30d\n' 9223372036854775807
>> 000000000009223372036854775807
> Are you sure that's not bash outputing the value?

Yes.  "printf --version" says "coreutils 5.3.1" (which means its CVS
coreutils -- 5.3.1 isn't out yet).

> is there a later version of coreutils available?

There's CVS coreutils:


which is the best for developing patches.  If you want something a bit
older, there's alpha coreutils:


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