Subject: RE: wc: filename: invalid byte sequence
To: John Nemeth <>
From: De Zeurkous <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 08/26/2007 00:18:57

On Sat, August 25, 2007 23:14, 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.

The whole point of UNIX is to not care about such a trivial difference.


De Zeurkous

Friggin' Machines!

> }-- End of excerpt from Thomas Klausner