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Re: sed "in-place" behavior and file permissions

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: sed "in-place" behavior and file permissions
Date: Fri, 06 Sep 2013 07:35:36 -0700
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James Walker wrote:
> At least update the man page, please!

Could you propose a patch to the source of the manual,
along those lines?

I can see why the current behavior is surprising,
and perhaps even unwisely chosen.  We're unlikely to
change it now, though, for backward-compatibility reasons.

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