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bug#17637: bug "cut of end-line is skipped"

From: Pádraig Brady
Subject: bug#17637: bug "cut of end-line is skipped"
Date: Sun, 01 Jun 2014 13:50:20 +0100
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tags 17637 - notabug

On 05/30/2014 06:43 PM, Pádraig Brady wrote:
> Arguments for reverting to old behavior:
>   compat for coreutils only scripts
>   compat with existing i18n patch in various distros
>   Valid use cases albeit achievable with other utils
> Arguments for keeping new behavior
>   avoids users introducing unneeded GNU extensions to scripts
>   avoids special casing last '\n' in file
>   allows for more efficient implementation
> Compat concerns win here I think so
> I'm 55:45 in favor of applying the attached patch
> to reinstate the functionality.



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