Bug#393793: col.1.gz: carriage return discussion
>>>>> "MM" == Michael Meskes <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
MM> On Wed, Nov 04, 2009 at 11:16:05PM +0800, email@example.com wrote:
>> I swear that if you have a lawyer read that man page,
>> (BSD June 29, 1993 BSD), sid.
>> though it mentions carriage returns, it doesn't say it removes them.
MM> But it does say that it "filters out reverse (and half reverse) line feeds" and
MM> a CR is a reverse line feed, isn't it?
Well, maybe it is. I'm not sure. However the man page would be clearer
if it just listed exactly which bytes it filters right there at the top
of the page.