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[Bug binutils/17113] Option to show whitespaces between textblocks

From: sworddragon2 at aol dot com
Subject: [Bug binutils/17113] Option to show whitespaces between textblocks
Date: Sat, 05 Jul 2014 08:34:56 +0000


--- Comment #2 from sworddragon2 at aol dot com ---
> That sounds a bit too complex.  For example, how many non-printable characters
> should be displayed ?

All whitespaces from the first printable character until the next printable
character but only if there is no binary character in the way (a character that
strings would not show).

The idea is that this option would normally show all whitespaces within text
files/occurences but no whitespaces within "binary garbage". This would show
whitespaces there they are likely to be wanted and suppress whitespaces there
they are normally not useful.

> The strings command has been recently enhanced however so that it will
> now display all whitespace characters, including new-lines, if the
> --include-all-whitespace option is used.  Perhaps this will help you ?

This sounds useful too and I will test it if this version is available on my
distribution. But what do you think of my idea?

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