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[bug-diffutils] bug#17075: bug#17075: diff - - exits immediately

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: [bug-diffutils] bug#17075: bug#17075: diff - - exits immediately
Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2014 18:06:53 -0700
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Karl Berry wrote:
I think it would be better to say*something*  about the fact that
diff does not always read its input, in the event that it can determine the
result via other methods.

Thanks, that sounds good; I installed the attached.

> This is so unlike virtually every other program

Hmm, well, in diff's defense, lots of commonly-used programs avoid reading some or all their input in some cases, including 'grep', 'head', 'tail', 'sed', 'awk', 'dd', 'more', and 'od'. It's not just 'diff' and 'cmp'.

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