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Re: feature request: zero-terminated lines for comm

From: Pádraig Brady
Subject: Re: feature request: zero-terminated lines for comm
Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2007 09:46:30 +0100
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Lasse Kliemann wrote:
> How complicated it would be to add a `-z' or `-0' switch to `comm' in order 
> to allow zero-terminated "lines"? The `sort' command, for example, allows 
> this, and this is very useful when dealing with filenames. 
> Or is such functionality already provided in a different way?

Probably in future, all coreutils filters
should take a standard option to specify NUL
as the item delimiter.

In the meantime one can work around that,
albeit with extra data copying, using something like:

tr '\n' '\1' |
comm |
tr '\1' '\n'


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