[darcs-users] proposal for whitespace annotation in darcs what
Michael G Schwern
schwern at pobox.com
Tue Mar 29 22:14:02 UTC 2005
On Tue, Mar 29, 2005 at 07:47:03PM +0200, Stefan Rank wrote:
> Is there an easy way of making the shell itself do that outside of darcs?
> The tabs option can possibly be worked around using unix pipes, I do not
> think thats doable for changed line endings.
Unix pipes do not muck with newlines or any other character (thank god) so
this is doable with piping. In fact, that's probably what you want to do
rather than lump it into darcs. And since you're probably already viewing
"darcs whatsnew" through a pager anyway...
-U or --UNDERLINE-SPECIAL
Causes backspaces, tabs and carriage returns to be treated as
control characters; that is, they are handled as specified by
the -r option.
-r or --raw-control-chars
Causes "raw" control characters to be displayed. The default is
to display control characters using the caret notation; for
example, a control-A (octal 001) is displayed as "^A".
0 ~$ perl -wle 'print "\tfoo\r\n"' | less -U
Not the prettiest format in the universe, but there it is.
Here's a little program to do a prettier format. I've added the feature
where it translates trailing newlines into underscores.
$ perl -we 'print "\t\tfoo bar \b \r\n"' | ~/bin/show
< tab >< tab >foo bar < bs >__< cr >
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