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Re: [RFC] linecut addition

From: Bob Proulx
Subject: Re: [RFC] linecut addition
Date: Sun, 26 Aug 2007 09:07:34 -0600
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Steven Schubiger wrote:
> I've written a small utility that does easily extract line slices.
> ...
> I'm here to collect opinions & suggestions, so feel free to reject the idea.

Looking at this briefly this looks to be very similar to actions
provided by sed, head and tail.  Could you describe features in
linecut that are not present there?

> Would it be considered as an useful addition to coreutils, some things
> should be eventually and others definitely changed:
> a) merge line-numbering routine from 'cat'
> b) undo the modularization
> c) undo two ways of operation (seeking/buffering)
> d) extend 'head'
> e) everything else

I also did not see any tests.


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