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Re: [PATCH] latest ash has broken 'echo' command

On Thu, Oct 21, 1999 at 11:13:24PM +1000, Herbert Xu wrote:
> It's not broken.  The Single Unix Specification says that echo must not
> support any options.

Then the Single Unix Specification is broken, and we shouldn't follow
it. Seriously, -e and -n are expected features of echo on GNU/Linux
systems, no matter what the Single Unix Spec might or might not say.

Dropping them shortly before freeze seems an insane thing to do too,

Are the BSD people distributing ash without echo -e/-n?


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