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Re: external versions of sh built-in utilities

I received an off-list reply about this, with permission to
forward it to the list...

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From:    "M. Levinson" <>
Date:    Sat, 15 Jul 2017 08:10:44 -0400
To:      Robert Elz <kre%munnari.OZ.AU@localhost>
Subject: Re: external versions of sh built-in utilities

For what little it's worth, here's where this silly requirement can be found
(in case you're still looking for it):

      However, all of the standard utilities, including the regular built-ins
      in the table, but not the special built-ins described in Special
      Built-In Utilities, shall be implemented in a manner so that they can
      be accessed via the exec family of functions as defined in the System
      Interfaces volume of POSIX.1-2008 and can be invoked directly by those
      standard utilities that require it (env, find, nice, nohup, time, xargs).

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Another off list reply suggested that if this requirement exists (which
now it is obvious it does) then that would be a (another) perfect excuse
to ignore POSIX.


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