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Re: ITP: shtool

On Fri, Jul 09, 1999 at 12:34:30PM +0200, Falk Hueffner wrote:
> Torsten Landschoff <t.landschoff@gmx.net> writes:
> > As I noted before I would like to package shtool. I tried it out and it seems
> > to be a lot of fun :-)
> > 
> >   It currently contains the following tools:
> > 
> >   echo       Print string with optional construct expansion
> > [...]
> Will these tools really be installed with those names? I. e. are they
> intended to be replacements for the usual tools? I wouldn't really
> like that, since that would make it difficult to package, and could
> break scripts. Perhaps you could just prefix all commands with
> "shtools" or similar ("path" e. g. is a bit too generic for my taste).
> 	Falk

The tools *will not* be installed with names like echo or mkdir. You always
have to call them with "shtool echo" etc. The actual shell scripts for
echo, etc of shtool will reside in /usr/share/shtool
You probably will not need this package unless you develop your own
software. These are not replacement tools for the generic shell

By the way, both Torsten Landschoff and I expressed interest in
packaging shtool in -devel. Since then we have gotten in touch, and he
has graciously accepted that I could be the maintainer. Expect an
upload soon.


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