Subject: Re: ksh need help!!!
To: Michael Kukat <>
From: Matthias Buelow <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 12/18/2001 18:24:38
Michael Kukat writes:

>This is a bit strange, as i used the echo of the IRIX ksh, and this is the
>same effect of all the other commercial OSes ksh versions, which i just think

All commercial systems which come with ksh normally use System V

>I never saw the case of a shell using the external things first, ignoring the
>builtins. If you want to use the external program, you just give the path
>with it, what should you do to explicitly use the builtin version? All the
>shells i know first use the builtins before using external stuff with the same

Yes, the shell configures itself at compile time so that the behaviour
of the builtin matches that of the system's external command (it's
basically a decision if you're running in a SV or BSD environment.)