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

On Mon, Oct 25, 1999 at 10:14:24AM +1000, Herbert Xu wrote:
> * -n, -e, escape codes are forbidden by the current POSIX standard in
>   *scripts*.
> * We can either fix all our scripts wrt POSIX or we can change the policy to
>   include an exception for echo.  Or we can get rid of POSIX compliance
>   altogether.

"Widespread use in user community and in Linux kernel" trumps "POSIX
standard and debian policy which has never been implemented in debian".

I have no objection to someone going out and changing the linux kernel
and asking the entire linux community to change.  And if that's going
to happen at some point done I have no objection to leaving the debian
policy alone.  I don't consider that a personal priority though.

Until that's done, I do not think it's at all reasonable to remove
echo -n support from debian's ash.


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