[17.04] netcat interface change breaks old scripts

Bug #1688710 reported by flux242 on 2017-05-06
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netcat (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

the netcat version in the 17.04 does not work as before any longer. Previously it would exit upon receiving input stream EOF and now it doesn't. The one who made the change - do you realize how many old scripts needs to be patched now? If there were a problem with the old behaviour why didn't you add a switch to solve this particular problem keeping the old interface intact, huh?

Now to restore the old behaviour one would need to add -q0 so that nc exit immediately upon receiving EOF.

Affected nc version:
OpenBSD netcat (Debian patchlevel 1.130-3)

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