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Re: sort does not use tab as delimiter

From: The Wanderer
Subject: Re: sort does not use tab as delimiter
Date: Sat, 09 Dec 2006 17:49:44 -0500
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Andreas Schwab wrote:

The Wanderer <address@hidden> writes:

Note also that this may not be possible in some shells
(specifically, so far as I've been able to discover, bash),

Of course it works in bash.  You can enter every character literally
with C-v.

I've never used Ctrl-V to paste in Linux except in Mozilla, and frankly,
I don't think I'd have expected it to work outside of things like
OpenOffice and so forth (i.e., graphical applications, mostly
Windows-alikes). I've always used "highlight and middle-click",
particularly in xterms, and that very definitely does not allow the
literal entry of tabs into bash.

Actually, I just tested - entered a tab in this mail, copied it with
Ctrl-C, attempted to paste it into an xterm with Ctrl-V. No result.

If you can shed light on a way to accomplish it which *does* work in my
environment, I'd be pleased to know it.

      The Wanderer

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