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Bug#18062: B not executable

Christian Schwarz <schwarz@monet.m.isar.de> wrote:
> On 10 Feb 1998 rdm@test.legislate.com wrote:
> > Package: sam
> > Version: 4.3-1.1
> > 
> > /usr/bin/B is not executable (and also needs a man page).
> BTW, what does `B' stand for? I'd consider this as namespace-pollution. 

B is the command which adds files to an existing sam session. [Or, in
the debian version, creates such a session if there is not one already.]

[sam is basically an immensly powerful version of ed.]

B works the same both inside and outside of sam.  If you want to change
it, you should probably address re-building sam's command language
(which also happens to be the language used to communicate between
the X interface and the editor).

Of course, if a higher-priority package requires the B command, then
we'll have to do something about the issue. However, note that sam is
the standard editor of the plan 9 operating system, so it's unlikely
that gratuitous debian changes will be accepted by the upstream author.


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