0x1a bug - its not just awk

Earnie Boyd earnie_boyd@yahoo.com
Tue Nov 30 23:39:00 GMT 1999

--- Gareth Williams <dgwilliams@dera.gov.uk> wrote:
> I just downloaded B20.1 and compiled a few C++ programs under NT4.
> Those that write data work fine. Those that read fail on the byte
> 0x1a.
> I have seen the reports that awk can not read the byte 0x1a.
> Well, the problem is not with awk. "cat" can't read it. 
> "cin.get(c)" can't read it. However cp can copy it. And it is
> OK reading from a pipe, just not from a file.

cat and awk are _text_ utilities. (no flames please)  This has to do with text
mode file processing vs binary mode file processing.  Please visit my webpage
and search the archives for explainations.

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