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Re: problem with /usr/bin/comm

From: era+gmane
Subject: Re: problem with /usr/bin/comm
Date: 20 Apr 2004 09:56:21 +0300
User-agent: Gnus/5.0808 (Gnus v5.8.8) Emacs/20.7

On Mon, 19 Apr 2004 16:27:18 -0400, Sridhar Hannenhalli
<address@hidden> posted to bug-textutils:
 > Please look at the output of script below.  "3" is common between the 2
 > files but comm doesn't output that with -12 option.

Would there happen to be an invisible control character, or perhaps
just some whitespace characters, which make the lines in the two files
differ? Can you examine them with od(1) or cat -v or some similar

I am unable to repro this with comm from textutils 2.0 on Debian
stable, or coreutils 5.0.91 on Debian testing. 

The GNU text, file, and shell utilities have been merged into a single
package called coreutils. Perhaps you could check whether the latest
coreutils release behaves correctly if you download and compile it.
See <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/> for download links and
more information.

If in fact you have a bug, you should definitely indicate the output
of comm --version in your bug report. (If it doesn't have --version
it's probably not even from GNU textutils but rather some vendor's own

Hope this helps,

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