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Re: [bug #18714] <VT> and <FF> also seen as separators by GNU xargs


From: Stephane Chazelas
Subject: Re: [bug #18714] <VT> and <FF> also seen as separators by GNU xargs
Date: Sat, 13 Jan 2007 21:33:34 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.6i

On Sat, Jan 13, 2007 at 09:25:04PM +0000, James Youngman wrote:
> On 1/13/07, Stephane Chazelas <address@hidden> wrote:
> >BTW, please disregard #18715, I had misread the documentation
> >and specification.
> 
> Hmm.   What did you read that changed you mind?
[...]

Well the man page and SusV3. I just didn't know it was a
feature:

From the man page:

 -L max-lines
         Use  at most max-lines nonblank input lines per command
         line.  Trailing blanks cause an input line to be
         logically continued on the next input line.  Implies
         -x.

From SUS:

 -L  number
 [...]
         A line is considered to end with the first <newline>
         unless the last character of the line is a <blank>; a
         trailing <blank> signals continuation to the next
         non-empty line, inclusive. The -L and -n options are
         mutually-exclusive; the last one specified shall take
         effect. [Option End]


regards,
S├ęphane




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