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bug#9531: md5sum: confusing documentation for file type output

From: Eric Blake
Subject: bug#9531: md5sum: confusing documentation for file type output
Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2011 07:57:14 -0600
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On 09/17/2011 07:50 AM, Rüdiger Meier wrote:
Maybe you could start to correct it this way:

1. add option --textmode ...

Rather, --text. But yes, we need this option, so that --binary can be default (like it was meant to be). On systems where text and binary are identical (per POSIX), you want the default to be ' ', not '*'. And on systems where they differ, the major use of summing is to confirm binary compatibility, not text compatibility, so --text should be an explicit option for O_TEXT and you should default to O_BINARY. We shouldn't need a --binary, but must keep it for compatibility.

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