Subject: Re: "xargs: A: No such file or directory"
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From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 03/31/2005 13:15:05
>> Why is ${LS} used rather than a simple "ls"?  What is that trying to
>> accomplish?  [...]
> The reason "LS" is defined and used as an abstraction is so that
> pkgsrc can rely, on different platforms, on known behaviour.  [...]

> [Y]ou're the first person I've heard of who uses a definition like
> "LS".

Yeah, so it's not very fragile in practice.  And since I do so little
with pkgsrc, I'll probably just ignore the big-picture issue and unset
$LS, either by hand or by adding it to my "std" alias....

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