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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: christos%zoulas.com@localhost (Christos Zoulas)
To: "Perry E. Metzger" <perry%piermont.com@localhost>
Cc: gnats-bugs%NetBSD.org@localhost, kleink%NetBSD.org@localhost,
Subject: Re: standards/14702 (xargs man page lies)
Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2014 22:58:08 -0400
On Jul 13, 10:25pm, perry%piermont.com@localhost ("Perry E. Metzger") wrote:
-- Subject: Re: standards/14702 (xargs man page lies)
| On Sun, 13 Jul 2014 21:35:50 -0400 christos%zoulas.com@localhost (Christos
| Zoulas) wrote:
| > On Jul 13, 9:25pm, dholland-bugs%netbsd.org@localhost (David Holland)
| > -- 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.
Heh, looking at the 1997 man page will give you such information!!! :-)
Instead if you look the the "fresh" 2004 version:
You'll also see the rationale for their removal.
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