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Re: Proposed new POSIX sh policy

On Tue, Nov 14, 2006 at 06:37:33PM -0800, Thomas Bushnell BSG wrote:

> I'm a little confused.  When I use "test -a", I'm not using a "bash
> feature"; I'm using a *test* feature, supported by /usr/bin/test for as
> long as it's existed, IIRC.

[Little OT]

Minor historical detail if someone is interested: 'test' in coreutils
comes from sh-utils, and sh-utils changelog has this entry:

Sun Aug 11 18:10:30 1991  David J. MacKenzie  (djm at wookumz.gnu.ai.mit.edu)
	* test.c: New file, from bash.

So you in fact _are_ using a bash feature, and there was a time when
/usr/bin/test did not even exist (but hey, neither did Debian :-)

But this is not really relevant in the current discussion.


     MTA SZTAKI Computer and Automation Research Institute
                Hungarian Academy of Sciences

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