Subject: Re: Linux's printf() extensions
To: Lucio de Re <email@example.com>
From: Alan Barrett <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/22/1998 14:28:47
> Linux (apparently) allows qualifiers of the form "$n", where "n" is a
> number to specify a different sequence in which the printf() arguments
> are to be output.
So that printf("%2$s %$1s", "world", "hello") will print "hello world"?
I think that that sort of stuff was defined as part of nl_printf() and
friends in XPG2, and has been moved into printf() and friends in the
current version of The Open Group's "Single UNIX Specification".
--apb (Alan Barrett)