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[bug #29698] Correct and clarify documentation of xargs -d option

From: James Youngman
Subject: [bug #29698] Correct and clarify documentation of xargs -d option
Date: Sun, 15 May 2011 17:43:27 +0000
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Update of bug #29698 (project findutils):

                  Status:                    None => Fixed                  


Follow-up Comment #4:

I've updated the manpage like this:

Input  items  are  terminated  by  the specified character.  The
specified delimiter may be a single character, a C-style charac‐
ter  escape  such as n, or an octal or hexadecimal escape code.
Octal and hexadecimal escape codes are  understood  as  for  the
printf  command.   Multibyte characters are not supported.  When
processing the input, quotes and backslash are not special;  ev‐
ery  character  in  the input is taken literally.  The -d option
disables any end-of-file string, which is treated like any other
argument.   You  can  use this option when the input consists of
simply newline-separated items, although  it  is  almost  always
better to design your program to use --null where this is possi‐


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