bin/140976: comm(1) mishandles lines with tabs
jh at FreeBSD.org
Tue Dec 1 18:00:03 UTC 2009
The following reply was made to PR bin/140976; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Jaakko Heinonen <jh at FreeBSD.org>
To: D'Arcy Cain <darcy at NetBSD.org>
Cc: bug-followup at FreeBSD.org
Subject: Re: bin/140976: comm(1) mishandles lines with tabs
Date: Tue, 1 Dec 2009 19:59:09 +0200
On 2009-11-28, D'Arcy Cain wrote:
> If an input file contains tabs it may not be handled correctly. In
> fact, the problem would happen with any character that compares lower
> than newline.
> The basic fix is to not read the newline. The newline is the
> separator between lines, not part of the line and including it causes
> it to be erroneously included in the comparisons.
Maybe something like this?
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