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Re: mistake in sort -k argument processing?

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: mistake in sort -k argument processing?
Date: Fri, 22 Dec 2006 19:20:15 +0100
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Evan Hunt <address@hidden> writes:

> In the end spec, however, characters *still* count from 1, but there's a
> wholly unnecessary option to specify the full field by adding .0--which
> can be done equally well by *not* adding .0.  It's a no-op.  We just
> ignore it.

Just like you can ignore a .1 in the start spec.  But you can't ignore a
.0 in a start spec, because it is wrong.  You can't denote the _end_ of
the start field.


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