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Re: standards/14702 (xargs man page lies)

The following reply was made to PR standards/14702; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: "Perry E. Metzger" <>
To: (Christos Zoulas)
Subject: Re: standards/14702 (xargs man page lies)
Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2014 22:25:23 -0400

 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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