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Re: include dos2unix/unix2dos in coreutils ?

From: Matthew Woehlke
Subject: Re: include dos2unix/unix2dos in coreutils ?
Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2006 10:07:24 -0600
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Eric Blake wrote:
According to Matthew Woehlke on 11/10/2006 12:37 PM:
No, please don't.  It means that programs change their behavior based
upon their names.  When a the program is copied or renamed it no
longer works the same.  Having been burned by that myself it is now
one of my pet peeves.
...so gzip, groff and vim are pet peeves? I guess I don't see the
problem as long as you can use options to override the defaults that
looking at argv[0] sets.

Within coreutils alone, you have ls, dir, and vdir, all of which are built
from basically the same sources, and all of which can behave like the
others with the appropriate command line options.

Well, then, whichever way. We're drifting off the original topic, which was 'should d2u-and-friends (or equivalents) be added to coreutils?'. Can we address Mike's original question now, before he gets completely discouraged by this side-track? :-)

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