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Re: LSB Commands and Utilities, Draft proposal

jkaivo@ndn.net (Jakob 'sparky' Kaivo)  wrote on 29.06.99 in <Pine.LNX.4.04.9906290005560.23778-100000@elijah.nodomainname.net>:

> Printing commands - cancel, lp, lpstat, pr
> Divergence: These commands are not required by LSB. Instead, the BSD
> printing commands (lpq, lpr, lprm, lptest, lpc, lpd, lpf, and pac).
> Rationale: These commands are from the System V style of managing printers.
> Linux-based operating systems tend to use the BSD family of printing tools.

lprNG contains


and is under GPL. (pr is of course in GNU textutils.)

> Archiving utilities - cpio, pax, tar
> Divergence: UNIX98 marks cpio and tar as legacy and pax as mandatory. LSB
> marks cpio and tar as mandatory and makes pax optional.
> Rationale: Both tar and cpio are widely used in current package formats for
> Linux-based operating systems (cpio being used by RPM and tar being used by
> basically all software distribution).

Debian seems to use the OpenBSD pax.

MfG Kai

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