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Bug 177245

Summary: wc doesn't count characters properly
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: JW <ohtmvyyn>
Component: coreutilsAssignee: Tim Waugh <twaugh>
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Description JW 2006-01-08 01:40:09 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows; U; AIIEEEE!; Win98; Windows 98; en-US; Gecko masquerading as IE; should it matter?; rv:1.8b) Gecko/20050217

Description of problem:
wc counts bytes and not characters, but documentation seems to indicate that there is a distinction.


Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
coreutils-5.2.1-48.1

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.LANG=en_US.UTF-8 echo -ne "\xe2\x80\xbe" | /usr/bin/wc -m -c
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Actual Results:  3 3


Expected Results:  1 3


Additional info:
Comment 1 JW 2006-01-08 09:12:45 EST
Perhaps you should have tried: "echo -ne "\xe2\x80\xbe" | LANG=en_US.UTF-8
/usr/bin/wc -m -c".