Subject: Re: ksh need help!!!
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: David Laight <David.Laight@btinternet.com>
Date: 12/20/2001 09:38:05
> >> All commercial systems which come with ksh normally use System V
> >> semantics...
> >Yes - is netbsd actually broken here?
> I remember someone quoting something like, "BSD, like Buddha having
> the Buddha nature, has the BSD nature", that is, if you find systems
> today which use the BSD style of doing things instead of System V,
> you'll probably find them in the *BSD universe.
So which camp is which foot of solaris in?
However NetBSD is broken, from the SUS (http://www.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/007908799/xcu/echo.html):
string A string to be written to standard output. If any operand is -n, it
will be treated as a string, not an option. The following character
sequences will be recognised within any of the arguments:
\a Write an alert character.
\b Write a backspace character.
\c Suppress the newline character that otherwise follows the final
argument in the output. All characters following the \c in the
arguments will be ignored.
\f Write a form-feed character.
\n Write a newline character.
\r Write a carriage-return character.
\t Write a tab character.
\v Write a vertical-tab character.
\\ Write a backslash character.
\0num Write an 8-bit value that is the zero-, one-, two- or three-digit
octal number num.