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Re: uniq: missing option -W / --check-fields=N

From: Matt Keenan
Subject: Re: uniq: missing option -W / --check-fields=N
Date: Fri, 23 Jun 2006 20:34:07 +0100
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Paul Eggert wrote:
Matt Keenan <address@hidden> writes:

Paul Eggert has mentioned that upstream uniq has never had a -W
flag. Would you be receptive to a patch?

I'm not sure.  Does any distribution other than Debian-derived
distributions have it?  More importantly, what's it used for and
useful for?
The main purpose is so that checking can be done against fields as opposed to just characters (think of fields that have an inconsistent number of characters). The use I have for it is to get the final count for the number of pages for a given CUPS job from the CUPS page_log file. Making a patch from the debian sources is not a difficult task and I can provide one if necessary.


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