[No need to Cc me; I'm subscribed. Please respect my M-F-T.] On Sun, Feb 10, 2008 at 08:39:45PM -0600, William Pitcock wrote:
On Sun, 2008-02-10 at 22:11 +0000, brian m. carlson wrote:As far as I can tell, /usr/bin/test and /usr/bin/[ are completely useless, because none of bash, dash, posh, or zsh use them. Maybe pdksh does, but that's pretty much the list of shells that could be coerced into being /bin/sh. I propose we remove those executables from coreutils if it turns out that they are never executed.As far as I know, test and [ are infact required to be executables. POSIX says so. I'm .. beyond words right now at this paragraph.
You are correct; I checked. And POSIX does provide a good rationale for it, so I withdraw my proposal. I didn't consider the fact that they might be used by programs such as /usr/bin/env.
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