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Bug#48247: echo -n

Raul Miller <moth@debian.org> wrote:
> Package: debian-policy
> Version:
> Severity: wishlist

> I'm tired of defending the current situation where debian policy specifies
> POSIX behavior for /bin/sh, but echo -n has widespread use in the Linux
> community (including especially debian policy, the linux kernel source,
> many debian scripts, etc.).  This echo -n mechanism is valid but not
> required under POSIX, and rather than change the world I think it's
> easier to change policy.

What about escape codes, do we require them or do we forbid them?
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