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Re: Trailing newlines disappear


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Trailing newlines disappear
Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2017 15:54:09 -0400
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On 6/9/17 1:40 PM, Peter & Kelly Passchier wrote:
> On 09/06/2560 23:38, L A Walsh wrote:
>> Chet Ramey wrote:
>>>
>>>  Should mapfile silently drop the NULs?
>>
>> Maybe add a flag to ignore NUL bytes that could be used in the 'read'
>> statement as well?  If not specified, keep same behavior?
> 
> That sounds like it might be useful.
> It might be more desirable to change it to a newline instead of dropping
> it? (Or both, with different flags??)

If you want to effectively change it to a newline, specify NUL as the
line delimiter using the -d option (new in bash-4.4).

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