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Re: wc(1) Output and POSIX

In article <>,
Abhinav Upadhyay  <> wrote:
>On Tue, Dec 27, 2016 at 1:44 AM, Robert Elz <> 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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