Subject: Re: sort manpage is obscure on this point
To: None <,>
From: Wolfgang Solfrank <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/27/1996 20:44:26
> > It isn't quite POSIX.2 compliant yet, and does have some limits GNU sort
> > doesn't have, but all these things can be fixed, whereas the GPL cannot
> > be removed from GNU sort.  It *is* a significant improvement over the
> > old 4.3BSD sort, if the manual page diffs are any indication.
> I think this is a good goal.  Anyone want to volunteer to determine
> the POSIXness and the limitation of the lite2 sort?  Once that's
> known, we can see what engineering resources can be put on it.

This reminds me. Any reason to use GNU awk instead of the one true real awk
that's in the 4.4Lite distribution in 4.4BSD-Lite/usr/src/contrib/awk.research?
Probably, updated to a newer version from:

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