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Re: rdiff -s


From: Derek Robert Price
Subject: Re: rdiff -s
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2003 10:53:35 -0400
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Paul Edwards wrote:

Do you think the following change would be useful so that
awk can be used to get the word removed/added/changed
in a fixed position?

Or alternatively drop the word "is" from the removed/added
line?

BFN.  Paul.

Without a specific sanity test, this change may not last very long anyhow. Regardless, I don't think I want to make consistent line length part of our design goals. Why not just regex for each pattern or something predictably more consistent like \d\.[\d.]*\d?

Derek

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