Subject: Re: This should be the final cat(1) patch...
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Alan Barrett <email@example.com>
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 Apparently my information is out of date.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)