Re: Changing the default simlink to sh [was: Password file with over 3000 users.]
On Wed, Sep 26, 2007 at 09:48:17AM -0400, Roberto C. Sánchez wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 26, 2007 at 07:55:02PM +1000, Craig Sanders wrote:
> > BSD systems have their own non-GNU versions of standard utilities, so sh
> > scripts from linux often wont work on *bsd anyway. and vice-versa.
> Whoa there. That needs some backing up. My understanding, based on
> having read the man and info pages for lots of GNU utilities, is that
> the GNU folks go to great lengths to preserve compatibility with
> traditional Unix utilities.
with which particular implementations? each vendor had (and still has)
their own versions with not-quite-compatible command-line switches and
sometimes even incompatible file & output formats.
the GNU versions are the only ones that are standard across multiple
unix-like operating systems.
craig sanders <email@example.com>
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