Error messages emitted by this linting script are long and noisy,
consisting of several sections:

    <test-script>:<line#>: error: <explanation>: <failed-shell-text>

The line of failed shell text, usually coming from within a test body,
is often indented by one or two TABs, with the result that the actual
(important) text is separated from <explanation> by a good deal of empty
space. This can make for a difficult read, especially on typical
80-column terminals.

Make the messages more compact and perhaps a bit easier to digest by
folding out the leading whitespace from <failed-shell-text>.

Signed-off-by: Eric Sunshine <>
 t/ | 2 ++
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+)

diff --git a/t/ b/t/
index 11028578ff..f6dbe28b19 100755
--- a/t/
+++ b/t/
@@ -10,6 +10,8 @@
 sub err {
        my $msg = shift;
+       s/^\s+//;
+       s/\s+$//;
        print "$ARGV:$.: error: $msg: $_\n";
        $exit_code = 1;

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