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Re: ash vs. bash

> At 02:37 +0100 1999-07-20, Julian Gilbey wrote:
> >> It would be nice to downgrade [bash] from required to important (or even
> >> standard) and remove the essential flag, though.
> >
> >But only if you're going to rewrite essential system scripts such as
> >/etc/init.d/rc without using bash.
> Where's the alleged bashism in /etc/init.d/rc? I don't see one. 
> No,${i#/etc/rc$runlevel.d/S[0-9][0-9]} is not a bashism.

It turns out that the potato version observed this and replaced the
slink version's #!/bin/bash directive with a #!/bin/sh one.



  Julian Gilbey, Dept of Maths, QMW, Univ. of London. J.D.Gilbey@qmw.ac.uk
        Debian GNU/Linux Developer,  see http://www.debian.org/~jdg

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