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Re: Proposed new POSIX sh policy

On Wed, 2006-11-15 at 14:40 +0100, Gabor Gombas wrote:
> 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 :-)

The *file* comes from bash.  The *feature* does not.


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