Subject: Re: wc: filename: invalid byte sequence
To: John Nemeth <>
From: Thor Lancelot Simon <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 08/25/2007 22:14:41
On Sat, Aug 25, 2007 at 04:14:20PM -0700, John Nemeth wrote:
> On Jan 15,  4:13am, Thomas Klausner wrote:
> } 
> } On the attached file, wc(1) on 4.99.30/amd64 reports "invalid byte
> } sequence" quite often.
> } I don't see why it should do that, the byte sequence is perfectly
> } valid (for an mp3 file). I guess it's a bug in the wide character
> } library or its usage by wc. Should I send-pr?
>      wc is designed to work with text files, not binary files.

Really?  How fascinating!  When did the designer of wc tell you this?