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Re: feature request: -0 option for tr

From: Matthew Woehlke
Subject: Re: feature request: -0 option for tr
Date: Tue, 07 Jul 2009 18:38:58 -0500
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Bob Proulx wrote:
Matthew Woehlke wrote:
Bob Proulx wrote:
Yes.  And cursed they are but so it is. :-)
Oh, come on. I know all about the "inherent danger", and I still use spaces in my file names, and probably always will. It's simply easier for us humans to think that way.

If you couldn't tell I was acknowledging their troubles in a
"tongue-in-cheek" way saying that they are annoying but not really a
terrible problem but that life would be simpler without them.

Indeed, I seem to have missed that you were being ironic. Sorry about that. (Also for the delay, been away from lists for a week...)

By the way I *have* encountered files with newlines in them.  I didn't
create them.  I want nothing to do with them.  But I have hit them
when other people have created them.  They are possible.  They are not
completely unknown in the wild.

Oy. My sympathies :-).

What about programs that only understand whitespace or NUL as delimiters?

Hmm... Such as?  (thinking... not coming up with an example)

Hmm, is xargs a GNU extension? Otherwise I'd say non-GNU xargs. Certainly there is a good chance such programs are non-GNU :-). (I feel like I had an example when I wrote that, but now I can't think of it either.)

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