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 10:37:14
On Sat, Jul 22, 2000 at 12:59:29PM -0400, Andrew Brown wrote:

 > lim=0
 > sect[$lim]=main;        alt[$lim]="MAIN";               lim=`expr $lim + 1`
 > sect[$lim]=tv;          alt[$lim]="TELEVISION";         lim=`expr $lim + 1`
 > but solaris's /bin/sh doesn't do that, and neither does netbsd's.  the
 > "well-defined" set of features is blurred by the fact that "everyone
 > supports it", but everyone also adds their own stuff.  it's hard for
 > me to tell where it starts and ends.  :(

The Single UNIX Specification is available online at
The sh(1) described there is essentially POSIX sh(1).

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>