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Re: better init.d/* : who carres ?



On Wednesday 24 August 2005 17.15, Miquel van Smoorenburg wrote:
> Make sure you use only POSIX features when doing this. I think
> "grep -o" is a GNU extension, FreeBSD doesn't have it for example.

Doesn't the 'only POSIX' apply to the shell code only?  At least, shouldn't 
it be judged on a per-tool basis?  While awk is (was?) usually mawk on 
Debian, and not gawk, I don't think anybody uses a BSD grep on their Debian 
system.  Please don't standardise on a minimal future set only for the 
corner case that somebody cripples his system beyond every reassonable 
limit.

The 'POSIX shell' rule is here for a reason:  there are people with /bin/sh 
being not bash.  For other tools, this rule can be relaxed, imho.

cheers
-- vbi

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