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Re: Proposed new POSIX sh policy

On Sat, 2006-11-18 at 11:30 +0100, Andreas Metzler wrote:
> > Well, the goal was (in part) to catch scripts which use non-Posix
> > features of echo and test; why are non-Posix features of ls not an
> > issue?
> <quote>
> Since I cannot think of a legitimate reason for anyone to use
> ls in a shell script, I think it would add little value.
> <unquote>

Makes you wonder why it's in Posix.2 at all, huh?  (Posix.2 is about
scripts, not user interaction.)

How about grep?  Is there a legitimate reason to use grep?  Can we have
a list of which Posix.2 shell commands may not be legitimately used in
shell scripts?


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