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bug#23110: seq apparent bug

From: Leslie S Satenstein
Subject: bug#23110: seq apparent bug
Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2016 19:11:39 +0000 (UTC)

Should not an increment of zero be flagged as an error, and not ignored?
 Mr. Leslie Satenstein
Montréal Québec, Canada

      From: Bernhard Voelker <address@hidden>
 To: Маренков Евгений <address@hidden>; address@hidden 
 Sent: Thursday, March 24, 2016 1:44 PM
 Subject: bug#23110: seq apparent bug
On 03/24/2016 04:28 PM, Маренков Евгений wrote:
> I have recently noticed an apparent bug in 'seq'. If one runs
> seq -w 2 1 10
> everything works fine.
> But 
> seq -w 2 0 10
> falls into endless loop ...

Thanks for the report.
However, I don't think this is a bug but more a misunderstanding
on your side how seq works.  It's clearly documented that the
second number (if 3 are given) is the increment.  As you passed
0 as value, the target 10 is never reached, and therefore seq
continues to produce output.  Thus, it exactly does what you
told it to do.  What else would you expect?

Have a nice day,

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