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bug#39999: BSD sed vs Gnu sed

From: Greg Troxel
Subject: bug#39999: BSD sed vs Gnu sed
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2020 20:04:19 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.3 (berkeley-unix)

"W. Lincoln Harvey" via "Bug reports for GUILE, GNU's Ubiquitous
Extension Language" <address@hidden> writes:

> backup file, BSD sed’s -i option requires a zero-length string as a
> mandatory argument, while Gnu sed’s -i option does not take any
> argument.

In cases like this, it is good to read the POSIX specs.

However, you will find that -i is not specified at all.


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