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

On Thu, Oct 21, 1999 at 07:55:51PM -0400, Franklin Belew wrote:
> According to your precious SuS, sh doesn't even have a built-in echo command.
> Therefor we are talking about /bin/echo and /bin/printf now.
> Unless you plan on only implementing half this standard?

I only maintain ash, so I can't really speak for the package that includes
these commands.

Anyway, I think the crux of the matter now is whether a POSIX compliant shell
has to have options or not, if they do, I'll change it back.  If they don't,
then by our very own policy, a /bin/sh shell script must not use options or
escape codes.
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