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Re: [PATCH] better diagnostics for seq

From: Pádraig Brady
Subject: Re: [PATCH] better diagnostics for seq
Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2008 15:25:57 +0000
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Steven Schubiger wrote:
> Attached is a patch that enhances seq's diagnostics. If you agree
> that this is the right way to go, I'll amend other files (ChangeLog,
> etc.) as needed.

Seems sensible. This is what I get on a reasonably recent tree:

$ ./seq -f% 1
./seq: memory exhausted

Note however that on gutsy I get the expected:

$ seq -f% 1
seq: invalid format string: `%'
Try `seq --help' for more information.

So perhaps you could use the existing patch/logic from gutsy?


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