Subject: standards/11198: POSIX.2: No pathchk utility
To: None <>
From: Ben Harris <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 10/12/2000 05:37:14
>Number:         11198
>Category:       standards
>Synopsis:       POSIX.2: No pathchk utility
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    standards-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Thu Oct 12 05:37:01 PDT 2000
>Originator:     Ben Harris
>Release:        2000-02-07
NetBSD cromarty 1.4X NetBSD 1.4X (CROMARTY) #9: Wed May  3 23:49:51 BST 2000
     bjh21@cromarty:/usr/src/sys/arch/macppc/compile/CROMARTY macppc

POSIX.2 mandates a "pathchk" utility, for checking whether a given
pathname can sensibly be created.  NetBSD doesn't seem to provide one.

$ export PATH=`getconf PATH`
$ pathchk /test
pathchk: not found

None, sorry.

Ben Harris                                                   <>
Portmaster, NetBSD/arm26               <URL:>