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Re: standards/46956: "ls -A" violates POSIX-2008

On Sep 14, 11:45am, kre%munnari.OZ.AU@localhost (Robert Elz) wrote:
-- Subject: Re: standards/46956: "ls -A" violates POSIX-2008

| The following reply was made to PR bin/46956; it has been noted by GNATS.
| From: Robert Elz <kre%munnari.OZ.AU@localhost>
| To:
| Cc: 
| Subject: Re: standards/46956: "ls -A" violates POSIX-2008
| Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2012 18:27:41 +0700
|  It isn't actually the -A flag that you're complaing about, but the
|  normal behaviour of BSD ls when run by root, which has been the way it
|  is on NetBSD essentially forever (closer to 1983 than 1993) - well
|  before there ever was a -A flag.
|  I doubt very much that almost anyone is going to be interested in
|  altering this behaviour after all this time - aside from anything else
|  it would break backward compatability for any scripts that assume it.
|  Just close this PR...

This is a job for $POSIXLY_CORRECT...


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