Subject: Re: CVS commit: basesrc
To: NetBSD-current Discussion List <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Charles M. Hannum <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/07/1999 00:30:11
email@example.com (Greg A. Woods) writes:
> [ 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.
...and I care about this for NetBSD's /root why? bash, ksh, zsh, and
pretty much anything else anyone's going to install on a NetBSD box
support it. QED.