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Re: What is the opposite of 'printf'?

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: What is the opposite of 'printf'?
Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2006 14:56:55 -0800
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Matthew Woehlke <address@hidden> writes:

> What I
> eventually wrote is intended to work 'well' with things that are
> mostly-but-not-entirely ASCII, i.e. it translates 'a' to 'a', and so
> forth, while translating non-printing characters into escapes while
> trying to emit the shortest possible sequences.

It'd be easy to modify the script I sent to generate shorter output.
But at this point I guess we should just call it a day.  It doesn't
sound like a coreutils candidate to me, as it's pretty specialized.
Plus, you're not willing to step up to be maintainer.

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