Bug 21350 - sort -t'\\' fails
sort -t'\\' fails
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: textutils (Show other bugs)
7.0
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2000-11-26 11:49 EST by Felix Lee
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:30 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-11-26 11:49:27 EST
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Description Felix Lee 2000-11-26 11:49:25 EST
$ sort -t'\\'
sort: unrecognized option `-\'

Unix98 doesn't require this to work, but it works on Solaris, and it's an
odd anomaly.  sort -t'x' works as expected.
Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2001-01-12 10:39:45 EST
Are you sure this works in Solaris? Looks incorrect to me...

It's 

sort -t'\'

or

sort -t"\\"

or is sort -t'\\' supposed to do anything else?
Comment 2 Felix Lee 2001-01-12 20:46:38 EST
ah, you're right.  my mistake.

it happens to work on solaris because solaris's sort ignores extra junk after
the -t option.  'sort -tfoo' is equivalent to 'sort -tf'.

thanks.

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