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file(1) in check mode prints "silly verbose header" to stdout



hello,

file(1) in check mode (when it is given -c flag) prints "silly verbose
header" to stdout, while the checking printout itself goes to stderr.
while it may be historical, it seems to be incorrect. this behaviour
may be changed with the following patch (made agains 3.4-release sources):

-- 
Denis A. Doroshenko, GPRS engineer, d.doroshenko@omnitel.net, +37069863486
Omnitel Ltd., Muitines Str. 35, LT-2600 Vilnius, Lithuania; www.omnitel.lt

--- apprentice.c.orig	Thu Nov  6 08:25:09 2003
+++ apprentice.c	Thu Nov  6 08:25:28 2003
@@ -120,7 +120,7 @@
 
 	/* parse it */
 	if (check)	/* print silly verbose header for USG compat. */
-		(void) printf("%s\n", hdr);
+		(void)fprintf(stderr, "%s\n", hdr);
 
 	for (lineno = 1;fgets(line, BUFSIZ, f) != NULL; lineno++) {
 		if (line[0]=='#')	/* comment, do not parse */