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Re: cut loadable outputs extra newlines

From: Lawrence Velázquez
Subject: Re: cut loadable outputs extra newlines
Date: Sat, 13 Aug 2022 22:43:23 -0400
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On Sat, Aug 13, 2022, at 10:06 PM, Martin D Kealey wrote:
> I note that
> https://pubs.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/009696699/utilities/cut.html says:
> *> The elements in list can be repeated, can overlap, and can be specified
> in any order, but the bytes, characters, or fields selected shall be
> written in the order of the input data.*
> The intention behind this is so that cut can be implemented as a small
> state machine using just getchar, putchar, and a counter. This avoids
> copying via a line buffer, and that implies there should be no line-length
> limit.

That is explicitly required:


        The input files shall be text files, except that line lengths
        shall be unlimited.


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