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Re: Proposed new POSIX sh policy

On Fri, 2006-11-17 at 17:57 -0500, Clint Adams wrote:
> > Forgive me if I am wrong, but I was under the impression that posh was
> > created for the purpose of providing a shell which supports a minimum
> > of functionality required by policy against which scripts could be
> Not exactly a minimum.  For example, posh implements a POSIX pwd
> builtin.  If it were to drop this, one could argue that it still
> conforms to policy.  However, scripts would be running /bin/pwd from
> coreutils instead, which is not POSIX-conformant, and things like the
> realpath() function in the tzdata postinst would fail miserably,
> because it depends on a POSIX feature of /bin/pwd.
> posh also implements test, echo, and kill, in more standards-oriented
> versions than those in coreutils and procps.

Why not ls?


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