Subject: Re: This should be the final cat(1) patch...
To: None <>
From: Alan Barrett <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 06/08/2002 20:14:17
On Sat, 08 Jun 2002, Alan Barrett wrote:
> Shells usually handle "cat >>foo" by opening the output file without
> O_APPEND, and seeking to the end of file.

Or so I thought.  Apparently my information is out of date.  NetBSD's
/bin/sh and /bin/csh have always (since CVS revision 1.1 of the relevant
source files) handled  ">>" redirection using O_APPEND.

--apb (Alan Barrett)