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Re: wc enhancement (character frequency table)

From: Pádraig Brady
Subject: Re: wc enhancement (character frequency table)
Date: Tue, 24 May 2011 12:30:22 +0100
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Keeping the list in the loop...

On 24/05/11 12:25, Stefan Rueger wrote:
> Sure, the sed command places each character on a line and takes it from
> there. wc -b is an excellent way to get an overview of the contents of a
> file, espec considering control chars (tab, lf, cr, ...), and it works
> well on binary files (have you tried the sed line on binaries?).

Well that's my point.
Why would you want to do frequency analysis on binaries?

I'm not for or against integrating this at this stage.
I'm just trying to gauge the need for it.


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