bugidutils - Bugs: bug #39323, -F option does not check that...


bug #39323: -F option does not check that range is correct

Submitter:  Juanma Barranquero <lektu>
Submitted:  Sat 22 Jun 2013 01:00:20 PM UTC
Category:  None Severity:  3 - Normal
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Sat 22 Jun 2013 01:00:20 PM UTC, original submission:  

Recently, the -F N.. and -F ..M bug was fixed.

Still, the idutils tools do not yet check that a value or range passed to -F is really numeric. A non-numeric input is silently ignored, as in

   lid -F zzz        (no output)
   lid -F 10..zzz    (all symbols, not just those with freq > 10)
   lid -F zzz..10    (no output)


An error message and refusing to work would be the expected answer IMHO.

Juanma Barranquero <lektu>


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