RE: gawk 4.1.4: CR separate char for CRLF files
- Date: Wed, 9 Aug 2017 02:48:27 +0200
- From: "Jannick" <thirdedition@xxxxxxx>
- Subject: RE: gawk 4.1.4: CR separate char for CRLF files
On Tue, 08 Aug 2017 16:23:40 -0700 (PDT), Steven Penny wrote:
> On Wed, 9 Aug 2017 01:15:08, "Jannick" wrote:
> > the current version 4.1.4 of gawk appears to unpleasantly treat CR for
> > CRLF files, i.e. CR is not gracefully swallowed, but is a separate
> > This makes some, if not all, of the scripts we are working with here
> > useless, unless the input files are converted to LF which certainly is
> > not feasible. IIRC the issue did not show up some versions back.
> > Is this a bug - or am I missing something here?
> Learn to read:
Thanks - quickly done.
The link reveals that CRLF/LF conversion is now mandatory to work with
cygwin's gawk on DOS machines. As far as I can see there is no legacy
solution like for, e.g., sed (-b switch) to have an easy solution for the
issue, especially when invoking gawk from makefiles (piping).
I consider this bad news while admittedly not fully understanding the whole
background of the move which is not necessary for now.
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