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Re: bin/48499 (sh(1) doesn't allow the POSIX command(1) -pv)

The following reply was made to PR bin/48499; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Robert Elz <kre%munnari.OZ.AU@localhost>
Subject: Re: bin/48499 (sh(1) doesn't allow the POSIX command(1) -pv)
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2018 00:11:43 +0700

     Date:        Wed, 25 Jul 2018 15:50:01 +0000 (UTC)
     From:        Steffen Nurpmeso <>
     Message-ID:  <>
   |  Great.  I have found the report: from 2014-01-04.  ^.^
 We are gardually cleaning up the reported problems....
   |  This is really not easy for me, so much download.
 I understand.   If you have a working NetBSD (7 or more recent)
 and you tell me which version, I can probably make you a sh binary
 from current sh sources, to work on that system, if you'd like to try it.
 Otherwise I'll wait a bit in case there any other reported issues, and
 then close this.
   |  I have seen NetBSD now follows No. 1 regarding context revelation:
   |    #?1[steffen@essex ]$ alias a=b
   |    #?0[steffen@essex ]$ alias b='echo c'
   |    #?0[steffen@essex ]$ a
   |    c
 This much could be from the NetBSD sh, but
   |    #?0[steffen@essex ]$ command -v a
   |    alias a='b'
   |    #?0[steffen@essex ]$ command -V a
   |    a is aliased to `b'
 that isn't, that looks like bash.
 What NetBSD sh (from HEAD) does is ...
 [jinx]$ command -v a
 [jinx]$ command -V a
 a is an alias for: b 
   |  May i suggest going one step further for this interactive thing,
   |    a -> b -> 'echo c'
 You can send in another PR (a change request) for that if you
 like, and we'll see what people think - but I would not be inclinded
 to go that far unless there is a real demand for it (just means a
 bunch of extra code for an obscure feature (aliases) that should
 probably just be removed anyway).
   |  Ciao from midsummer Germany,
 I was once told that "ausweidersehen" was inappropriate for a
 phone call, and I'd guess "ausweiderhoeren" is just as
 inappropriate for an e-mail, so "ausweiderbreifen" ???

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