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SubjectRe: binfmt_script and ^M
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Followup to:  <Pine.LNX.3.95.1010305102226.9913A-100000@chaos.analogic.com>
By author: "Richard B. Johnson" <root@chaos.analogic.com>
In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
> The '\r' (^R) definitely has special significance to Unix. It's called
> "VREPRINT", in the termios structure member "c_cc".
>

'\r' is ^M, not ^R.

> There is really no such thing as "whitespace" in Unix compatible text.
> For instance, the text in a Makefile MUST use the tab character as a
> separator. Spaces won't do.

Whitespace is defined by POSIX as '\n', '\r', '\t', '\v', '\f' or ' '.
Occationally, the specific *kind* of whitespace matters -- for
example, '\n' frequently have different behaviour; as does '\t' in
make.

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