Debian Bug report logs - #398187
combine: provide aliases for set theory operators

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Package: moreutils; Maintainer for moreutils is Joey Hess <>; Source for moreutils is src:moreutils.

Reported by: Lucas Nussbaum <>

Date: Sun, 12 Nov 2006 10:48:01 UTC

Severity: wishlist

Found in version moreutils/0.18

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From: Lucas Nussbaum <>
Subject: combine: provide aliases for set theory operators
Date: Sun, 12 Nov 2006 11:28:00 +0100
Package: moreutils
Version: 0.18
Severity: wishlist


The use of boolean operators in combine is a bit strange, since combine,
from a mathematical point of view, works on sets. It would be great if
aliases could be provided so one could use the set theory operators
instead of the boolean operators. I propose:

and -> inter
or -> union
not -> diff, compl, minus (yes, 3 aliases for this one would be great,
since it's not really clear which one would be best)
xor -> symdiff

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