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    SubjectRe: binfmt_script and ^M
    Followup to:  <>
    By author: "Richard B. Johnson" <>
    In newsgroup:
    > 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

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