Python's simplicity philosophy
bokr at oz.net
Sat Nov 22 20:25:21 CET 2003
On Thu, 20 Nov 2003 17:18:27 -0800, Erik Max Francis <max at alcyone.com> wrote:
>Ben Finney wrote:
>> Sadly, the 'NAME' section does:
>Yes, I quoted that earlier and commented on it. It's not universal in
>uniq man pages. The Solaris 8 man page, for instance, doesn't have this
Just looked at the version that comes with msys:
[11:26] ~>uniq --help
Usage: uniq [OPTION]... [INPUT [OUTPUT]]
Discard all but one of successive identical lines from INPUT (or
standard input), writing to OUTPUT (or standard output).
-c, --count prefix lines by the number of occurrences
-d, --repeated only print duplicate lines
-D, --all-repeated print all duplicate lines
-f, --skip-fields=N avoid comparing the first N fields
-i, --ignore-case ignore differences in case when comparing
-s, --skip-chars=N avoid comparing the first N characters
-u, --unique only print unique lines
-w, --check-chars=N compare no more than N characters in lines
-N same as -f N
+N same as -s N
--help display this help and exit
--version output version information and exit
A field is a run of whitespace, then non-whitespace characters.
Fields are skipped before chars.
Report bugs to <bug-textutils at gnu.org>.
Where in the past have I seen an option for writing line repetions as a count message? I.e.,
*** above line repeated 1 more time ***
*** above line repeated 2 more times ***
(Useful for collapsing error log content
such as a traceback from exceeding recursion depth ;-)
Whether to make a message for a single repeat or just allow two-in-row might be nice
to differentiate in e.g., a -g vs -G option.
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