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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 14:52:30 +0100
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Pádraig Brady wrote:
> 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'

sigh, I meant the following of course:

tr '\n\0' '\1\n' |
comm |
tr '\1\n' '\n\0'


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