sed vs gnu sed

Vincent Hoffman vince at
Thu Nov 10 10:51:45 UTC 2011

On 10/11/2011 07:00, perryh at wrote:
> Vincent Hoffman<vince at>  wrote:
>> bsd sed (correctly according to SUS at least, I believe[1])
>> appends a newline when writing to standard out, gnu sed doesnt.
> The wonderful thing about standards is that there are so many to
> choose from  -- Tanenbaum
>> is there any easy way to make our sed do the same as gnu sed here?
> As long as it is OK to remove _all_ newlines -- which seems to be
> the case here -- you could pipe the output through tr -d '\012'

Thanks to all for suggestions, I'll move to using tr at some point i 
think but the overhead of any of the approaches is pretty negligable 
(except for firing up python/perl ;)


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