cvs commit: src/gnu/usr.bin/sort Makefile alloca.h config.h
tjr at freebsd.org
Fri Jul 2 03:09:50 PDT 2004
On Fri, Jul 02, 2004 at 09:34:37AM +0000, Tim J. Robbins wrote:
> tjr 2004-07-02 09:34:37 UTC
> FreeBSD src repository
> Modified files:
> gnu/usr.bin/sort Makefile config.h
> Added files:
> gnu/usr.bin/sort alloca.h localedir.h
> Update build infrastructure for sort from GNU coreutils 5.2.1.
These are the entries from the coreutils NEWS file pertaining to the changes
to sort between textutils 2.1 and coreutils 5.2.1:
sort now supports the zero byte (NUL) as a field separator; use -t '\0'.
The -t '' option, which formerly had no effect, is now an error.
sort option order no longer matters for the options -S, -d, -i, -o, and -t.
Stronger options override weaker, and incompatible options are diagnosed.
sort is now up to 30% more CPU-efficient in some cases
`sort --version' and `sort --help' fail, as they should
when their output is redirected to /dev/full.
However, the main reason I imported this version is because Red Hat and
Mandrakesoft have patches against it to add multibyte character support.
The current lack of support is blocking support in a number of in-tree
utilities (at least uniq, join & comm.)
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