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Re: Bash printf builtin bug

From: Luke Kendall
Subject: Re: Bash printf builtin bug
Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2005 10:03:22 +1000 (EST)

On 30 Mar, Paul Jarc wrote:
>  Ok.  coreutils' printf does handle the "--" case.  But other strings 
>  beginning with "-" are treated as format strings.  I think that 
>  conforms, but I agree that it's less useful.  Solaris printf is the 
>  only one I can find that agrees with coreutils; {Free,Net,Open}BSD 
>  agree with bash. 

BTW, does anyone see any merit in my suggestion to alter the man page to
use "printf -- format [args]" instead of "printf format [args]" in the
man entries?

Also, I wasn't clear whether you'd decided --version and --help options
should be removed from the GNU printf, or added to the bash builtin. 


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