[hackers] [sbase] uniq: WTFM || Robert Ransom

From: <hg_AT_suckless.org>
Date: Tue, 22 May 2012 13:08:54 +0200 (CEST)

changeset: 134:f0e37e63335c
user: Robert Ransom <rransom.8774_AT_gmail.com>
date: Mon May 21 23:46:22 2012 +0000
files: uniq.1
uniq: WTFM

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+.TH UNIQ 1 sbase\-VERSION
+uniq \- multi-column
+.B uniq
+.RB [ \-cdu ]
+.RI [ file ]
+.B uniq
+reads file and writes one copy of a line
+from each group of consecutive duplicate lines
+to stdout.
+If no file is given, uniq reads from stdin.
+.B \-c
+prefixes each line with a count
+of its consecutive occurrences in the input.
+.B \-d
+suppresses non-duplicate lines
+(thus 'uniq -d' prints only duplicates).
+.B \-u
+suppresses non-unique lines
+(thus 'uniq -u' prints only uniques).
+The original sbase implementation of
+.B uniq
+supported multiple input-file arguments,
+as e.g. cat and grep do.
+Unfortunately, POSIX uniq treats its second argument (if present)
+as an output filename and clobbers it.
+Since users and scripts which rely on uniq
+supporting multiple input-file arguments
+would be at risk of data loss
+if they ever ran into a POSIX-compatible uniq,
+support for multiple input-file arguments
+was removed from this implementation.
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