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Re: uniq -c outputs SPACES NUMBER TAB LINE

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: uniq -c outputs SPACES NUMBER TAB LINE
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2003 09:51:48 +0200

Clement Wang <address@hidden> wrote:
> echo foo |uniq -c
> outputs:
>       1\tfoo
> however, it seems like on other unix systems (e.g. tru64) uniq -c output
> a space instead of a tab.
> uniq (textutils) 2.0.14

Thank you for reporting that bug.  POSIX requires a space.
It is present even in the latest coreutils release,

  (coreutils is the union of fileutils, textutils, and sh-utils)

but I've just fixed it for the next test release.

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