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'tr' can't both convert case and do something else and has baderror mess
'tr' can't both convert case and do something else and has baderror messages
Mon, 06 Jan 2003 12:05:33 -0800
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bash-2.05a$ ls -ltr `which tr`
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 37374 Mar 22 2002 /usr/bin/tr
bash-2.05a$ tr '[:upper:][:punct:]' '[:lower:][ *]'
tr: tr.c:2003: main: Assertion `c1 == -1 || truncate_set1' failed.
1) 'tr' should not assert. It should generate a reasonable error
message and then exit.
2) The command should have worked. Of course, I also claim that the
sequence '[:lower:]' should always be allowed in set 2 and should simply
expand to 'abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz' (or something similar depending
on the locale). Similarily for 'upper'.
- 'tr' can't both convert case and do something else and has baderror messages,
Chuck Simmons <=