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Re: unicode aware printf \u and \U switches not supported

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: unicode aware printf \u and \U switches not supported
Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2010 22:01:49 -0400
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On 3/22/10 9:24 AM, Thomas Bartosik wrote:

> Bash Version: 4.0
> Patch Level: 35
> Release Status: release
> Description:
>     bash's printf does not understand \u and \U although the man page says it 
> supports all expressions that printf(1) supports. 

The man page says the bash printf supports the standard printf(1) escape
sequences.  \u and \U are not standard escape sequences.

They are on the list for possible inclusion in a future release.

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