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Re: sed-4.1.2-1: backslash in 'i' and 'a' changed?
- From: Corinna Vinschen <corinna-cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 10 Sep 2004 12:27:54 +0200
- Subject: Re: sed-4.1.2-1: backslash in 'i' and 'a' changed?
- References: <KCEOLMMHICICJKHPFOALOEILCIAA.Jan.Schormann@BrainLAB.com>
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On Sep 10 10:06, Jan Schormann wrote:
> try this:
> $ echo | sed -e 'a\\'
> in sed-4.0.9-2 and sed-4.1.2-1: The old one produces a backslash,
> the new one doesn't. Unfortunately, this breaks a makefile I use
> for generating LaTeX output ...
> Can this be a side effect of the change described below? Will this
> be stable or is it a bug?
I'd guess this is a stable fix. From `info sed':
Escape sequences in TEXT are processed, so you should use `\\' in
TEXT to print a single backslash.
It looks like the old behaviour is a bug, not the new one. Try
echo | sed -e 'a\\\'
with the old version. It will also print just one backslash.
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