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bug#9346: wc does not conform to POSIX (additional spaces)

From: Vincent Lefevre
Subject: bug#9346: wc does not conform to POSIX (additional spaces)
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2011 02:39:09 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21-6194-vl-r44775 (2011-07-13)



    By default, the standard output shall contain an entry for each
    input file of the form:

    "%d %d %d %s\n", <newlines>, <words>, <bytes>, <file>

But wc from GNU coreutils 8.12 adds spaces:

$ echo | wc
      1       0       1

Setting POSIXLY_CORRECT=1 doesn't even have any effect here.

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