Subject: Re: tr A-Z a-z in locales other than C
the man page makes it clear...
Translate the contents of file1 to upper-case.
tr "[:lower:]" "[:upper:]" < file1
(This should be preferred over the traditional UNIX idiom of ``tr a-z
A-Z'', since it works correctly in all locales.)
for any other uses, either build the port with locale specified as "C" as
mentioned, or patch the port so:
tr '[a-z]' '[A-Z]'
env LC_ALL=C tr '[a-z]' '[A-Z]'
the only change that would be appropriate to the tr utility would be a
command-line option to select a locale... something like:
tr -l C '[a-z]' '[A-Z]'
i don't think anyone would object to that, but it would still require
patching some ports under some locales...
maybe another option would be modifying tr to recognize other [new]
environment variables... TR_LANG, TR_LC_ALL, TR_LC_CTYPE and
TR_LC_COLLATE. done that way, things could be set in /etc/make.conf (or
sys.mk), not need any patching, and not interfere with other uses of
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