Subject: Re: Multiple problems in current/i386
To: Sean Davis <>
From: Greg A. Woods <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/20/2002 13:59:55
[ On Thursday, June 20, 2002 at 12:49:58 (-0400), Sean Davis wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: Multiple problems in current/i386
> I think env - used to be documented, I know it is on Linux. Now that I
> check, however, I don't see it in the man page on an older (before all these
> changes) current machine. In any case, - did the same thing as -i so it
> wasn't difficult to fix any scripts that had problems after the change.

I note it was still documented in 4.4Lite-2.

However Using the NetBSD source tree (i.e. CVS) we find the lone '-'
feature for env(1) was deprecated in the documentation with this change
(the netbsd-1-0-base tag is on 1.4):

revision 1.3
date: 1993/08/28 04:19:10;  author: jtc;  state: Exp;  lines: +29 -20
Document the fact that env is POSIX.2 compliant.
Change "command" to "utility", as env can only execute stand-alone utilitys
as apposed to built-in commands.

That's when printenv.1 became a separate manual page too:

revision 1.2
date: 1993/07/14 20:27:08;  author: jtc;  state: Exp;  lines: +3 -35
When env was made 1003.2 compliant, the combined env/printenv manpage
got a little unwieldy, so I split out env to its own manual page.

								Greg A. Woods

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