Subject: Re: Proposed rc.d changes....
To: Greywolf <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 02/21/2001 09:32:49
On Wed, 21 Feb 2001, Greywolf wrote:

: # converting the startup scripts to use that shell instead of the
: # legacy sh would have the immediate benefits that some of the
: # problems which are currently being discussed would be addressed
: # right away (like regular-expression pattern-matching with builtins,
: # avoidance of external commands for better performance, etc.)
: I will personally shoot on sight the person who converts these to ksh.
: Wading thru ksh kode is the _worst_ pain in the ass.

Using ksh doesn't necessarily imply writing shell functions and such using
the ksh syntax.  It *is* Bourne shell compatible, after all.

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