Subject: Re: CVS commit: basesrc
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Greg A. Woods <email@example.com>
Date: 11/07/1999 00:18:21
[ On Friday, November 5, 1999 at 16:33:24 (-0500), Andrew Brown wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: CVS commit: basesrc
> >} Log Message:
> >} (Ab?)use some sh(1) features:
> >} * Use `export FOO=bar' syntax, as it's shorter and other sh(1)-like shells
> >} all support it these days.
> > A Solaris 2.5 system:
> >vtn1% /bin/sh
> >$ export LESS=CMQei
> >LESS=CMQei: is not an identifier
> well...i think we can all agree that solaris is braindead in many ways.
Indeed no true Bourne-based shell will support "export FOO=bar". That's
a Ksh-ism that POSIX picked up.... I'm sure there are many more of them
out there than just Solaris.
Greg A. Woods
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