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bug#26576: -v when used with -C

From: Assaf Gordon
Subject: bug#26576: -v when used with -C
Date: Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:34:57 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.23 (2014-03-12)

On Thu, Apr 20, 2017 at 02:34:47PM -0500, Eric Blake wrote:
On 04/20/2017 11:51 AM, Assaf Gordon wrote:

If I may suggest the following sed program:

 $ sed -n ':x 1,2{N;bx} ; /UGLY/{ N;N;z;bx }; /./P;N;D' file

Works as long as lines 1 and 2 do not contain UGLY. But misbehaves if
UGLY appears early:
Also misbehaves if two occurrences of UGLY appear with overlapping context:

May be fixable with even more magic, perhaps by using the hold buffer to
track the status of the last three lines, and suppressing output if any
of the last three inputs were UGLY.  But more complicated than I want to
spend time on for the sake of this email.

Good catch, thanks for pointing this out.

Indeed, that was an ad-hoc script, suitible for some limited scenarios
but not robust as a general solution.


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