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Re: [EVEN MORE OFFTOPIC] Re: /etc/shells management

On Tue, Sep 09, 2003 at 05:56:29PM +0100, Andrew Suffield wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 09, 2003 at 08:51:16AM -0500, Steve Greenland wrote:
> > On 09-Sep-03, 00:18 (CDT), Bob Proulx <bob@proulx.com> wrote: 
> > > See my other posting for a real world example of this particular
> > > construct which fails on a shell on a commercial system which claims
> > > to be a POSIX shell.
> > 
> > Just to nitpick, I don't think that Sun claims /bin/sh is a POSIX. At
> > least in Solaris 8 (I don't have a 9 system handy), it's not even close.
> > One has to /usr/xpg4/bin/sh to get POSIX.
> I'm not sure that anything other than recent Debian claims /bin/sh is
> a POSIX shell. That always seemed like a somewhat silly idea to me.

HP-UX has claimed this since at least version 10.20 (i.e. ancient).
Dunno about others.

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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