Subject: Re: Suggestion: inclusion of the truncate(1) utility into the tree
To: Jason R Thorpe <>
From: Andrew Brown <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 07/23/2000 03:36:51
> > 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).

well, yeah...but all the "conforming" shells have their own
extensions.  the actual "standard" shell doesn't exist.  i'd read the
web page every time i needed to find out about a particular feature
but...didn't we already go there this week?  :)

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