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Re: Trailing newlines disappear

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Trailing newlines disappear
Date: Fri, 9 Jun 2017 09:47:01 -0400
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On 6/9/17 9:36 AM, Greg Wooledge wrote:

> If anything, the fact that $() drops NUL bytes is the surprising outlier.
> But it's definitely too late to change that.  Remember how many people
> bitched and complained when 4.4 added a warning?

How could I forget? But the complaining came because they wanted the NUL-
dropping behavior (which had been in place forever) and objected to the

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