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Re: standards/14702 (xargs man page lies)

On Sun, 13 Jul 2014 21:35:50 -0400 (Christos
Zoulas) wrote:
> On Jul 13,  9:25pm, (David Holland) wrote:
> -- Subject: Re: standards/14702 (xargs man page lies)
> |  What about -i, -l, and -e (see the PR)?
> These predate -I -L and -E (the POSIX versions) and are documented
> to be obsolete in the linux man page.

POSIX doesn't seem to indicate that they're obsolete. It lists them
at any rate, and describes their functions without deprecating them.

> Although our getopt supports
> optional arguments now, it is not worth it in my opinion to emulate
> obsolete behavior.
> This PR is another proof to my theorem: Wait long enough and every
> problem gets magically fixed.
> christos

Perry E. Metzger      

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