Re: A fix for the F3 /var/log bug... / POSIX and '##'

On Thu, 29 May 2003 23:26, Oswald Buddenhagen wrote:

[ AC's quote from Debian 'man dash' deleted... ]

> according to the unix history graph
> ( this sentence must be at
> least ten years old. ergo i would not bet on the accuracy of the rest > of the paragraph or other standards-related claims in this page.

That's a nifty unix chart, but why would BSD & Debian bluff about POSIX?

Eureka, an HP-UX 11.0 'sh-posix' man page from January 2000:

Its lead paragraph resembles the BSD one...

	This shell is intended to conform to the shell specification
	of the POSIX.2 Shell and Utility standards.  Check any
	standards conformance documents shipped with your system
	for information on the conformance of this shell to any
	other standards.

That shell has the '##'. Therefore either Debian, BSD and HP are all wrong about what's POSIX, or else '##' must be POSIX.

So it seems that most 'mc' platforms (AIX, Linux, HP-UX), use POSIX shells, except SunOS.

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