Subject: Re: CVS commit: src/bin/ls
To: Jan Schaumann <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Valeriy E. Ushakov <email@example.com>
Date: 09/15/2003 01:23:22
On Sun, Sep 14, 2003 at 19:16:08 +0000, Jan Schaumann wrote:
> Module Name: src
> Committed By: jschauma
> Date: Sun Sep 14 19:16:08 UTC 2003
> Modified Files:
> src/bin/ls: extern.h ls.1 ls.c ls.h print.c util.c
> Log Message:
> Implement '-b' option, which, following FreeBSD, Linux and (I think) Solaris
> prints octal escapes for nongraphic characters.
The logical set shoule include -w, and, probably, -B.
To quote FreeBSD ls(1):
-B Force printing of non-printable characters (as defined by
ctype(3) and current locale settings) in file names as \xxx,
where xxx is the numeric value of the character in octal.
-b As -B, but use C escape codes whenever possible.
-q Force printing of non-graphic characters in file names as the
character `?'; this is the default when output is to a terminal.
-w Force raw printing of non-printable characters. This is the
default when output is not to a terminal.
The -B, -b, -w, and -q options all override each other; the last one
specified determines the format used for non-printable characters.
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