Subject: standards/11220: POSIX.2: patch -b does the wrong thing
To: None <>
From: Ben Harris <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 10/14/2000 08:19:10
>Number:         11220
>Category:       standards
>Synopsis:       POSIX.2: patch -b does the wrong thing
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    standards-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Sat Oct 14 08:19:00 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

According to POSIX.2, the -b option to patch should cause it to create
backup files with the extension ".orig", whereas our patch demands an
option-argument after -b to specify the extension.

cromarty:~$ patch -b
patch: **** missing argument after `-b'