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NUL-terminated lines : -0, -z or -Z ?

From: Andre Majorel
Subject: NUL-terminated lines : -0, -z or -Z ?
Date: Sat, 4 Aug 2007 12:41:37 +0000 (UTC)
User-agent: slrn/ (Linux)

Some GNU utilities use -0 to specify NUL-terminated lines
(locate, xargs), some use -z (sort) and grep uses both -z and
-Z. Does the GNU project have a rationale as to which is
preferred ?

André Majorel <URL:>
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