Subject: Re: Suggestion: inclusion of the truncate(1) utility into the tree
To: Andrew Brown <>
From: Jason R Thorpe <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 07/22/2000 00:10:42
On Sat, Jul 22, 2000 at 01:51:48AM -0400, Andrew Brown wrote:

 > well...since you've asked...this is one of my favorite nits.
 > netbsd's sh != solaris's sh != linux's sh.
 > ditto awk.
 > sed seems (in my limited experience) to be pretty much the same all
 > around.

There is a well-defined set of features you can rely on, defined
by POSIX.  If you program to these, then you're safe.

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>