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Re: wc(1) Output and POSIX
In article <CAHwRYJnCSvd4q7+O2nAeGjXT8Gm=6WZxJLfi7Cqx4XAibppFfQ%mail.gmail.com@localhost>,
Abhinav Upadhyay <er.abhinav.upadhyay%gmail.com@localhost> wrote:
>On Tue, Dec 27, 2016 at 1:44 AM, Robert Elz <kre%munnari.oz.au@localhost> wrote:
>> The last time I saw this discussed, I think that the conclusion was
>> that where posix specifies a space, other wording permits any number
>> of spaces. That means that we comply.
>Yes, that makes sense for the %7lu, but what about the leading space
>in the first column?
We could get rid of it, but if we are going to touch wc, we could go
the FreeBSD way, add libxo etc... But that opens a bigger discussion...
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