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Re: Bug#830983: ITP: field -- extracts a list of fields from a file

On Wed, Jul 13, 2016 at 07:39:32PM +0200, Geert Stappers wrote:
> That seems to me a "Debian is a good FLOSS project, I want to contribute,
> here is my code which I have allready packaged!"

Bingo. In fact the code is already packaged for Python[1].

I have high hopes of getting more involved in Debian and this is
my 'foot-in-the-water'.

> Where I can understand the Point Of View of both Trevor and Marco,
> think I that the answer is some where in the middle.

I wrote this specifically because it was clear coreutils is not
interested[2] in including these changes into 'cut'; understandably
because of backwards-compatability.

> Such has having the 'field' codo in an existing Debian package.

If you would be so kind as to point me to the right package this should
be included in, I'd be happy to discuss it with the maintainer and close
this bug.

Trevor Bramwell

[1] https://pypi.python.org/pypi/field
[2] https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/rejected_requests.html

  See 'cut -f2,1' and 'cut -d '[:blank:]'.

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