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From Noah Misch <n...@cs.caltech.edu>
Subject Re: backspace in new test suite.
Date Thu, 20 May 2004 21:20:10 GMT
On Thu, May 20, 2004 at 01:44:11PM -0400, Ed Holyat wrote:
> 
> 
> the new test suite uses a \b in it's output.  In my bash shell/emacs
> environment, this produces some ugly output.
> 
> testatomic.c: |^H/^H-^H|^H\^H-^H|...etc
> 
> using the octal value \008 produces the desired effect.  I believe this is
> shell independent and portable.

\008 is not a valid octal value.  What character do you mean?

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