Subject: Re: discrepency beteen /bin/echo and builtin echo of /bin/sh
To: NetBSD-current Discussion List <>
From: Greywolf <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/12/2002 13:28:11
On Wed, 12 Jun 2002, Greg A. Woods wrote:

# > Oh?  Enlighten us, please.  As a solaris admin for a living, I think
# > I need to hear this.
# /usr/bin/sh on Solaris, at least up to SunOS-5.7, is not a modern
# standards compliant command shell.  It will not run some standards
# conforming shell scripts.  Sticking to just its features and limitations
# in this day and age is silly and clearly unnecessary given that:...

I now know no more about this than I did when I asked the original question.

What's xpg4 sh got that Solaris 7-- doesn't?

[if it looks and works more like ksh I swear I'm going to lose it, without
 going into reasons again as to why ksh is not ever going to be my preferred
 shell, let alone ksh scripts should be burnt.]

NetBSD: the cathedral versus the bizarre.