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Re: [PATCH] better diagnostics for seq

From: Steven Schubiger
Subject: Re: [PATCH] better diagnostics for seq
Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2008 16:37:47 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

Pádraig Brady <address@hidden> wrote:
> 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?

FWIW, with the patched version I get:

$ ./src/seq -f% 1
./src/seq: no % directive

Should we be additionally calling usage (EXIT_FAILURE); where now
error() with first argument as EXIT_FAILURE is being invoked?

Steven Schubiger

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