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From Christian Schulte>
Subject Re: What to do with the 6 issues left as 3.5.0-candidates?
Date Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:36:02 GMT
Am 03/25/17 um 01:30 schrieb Christian Schulte:
> Am 03/24/17 um 23:28 schrieb Stephen Connolly:
>> Keep in mind that AIUI we aim to be BourneShell compatible in which case $(
>> ) is not available
> Thanks for pointing this out. Our launchers have this in the first line:
> #!/bin/sh
> /bin/sh should be a POSIX compatible shell. On the BSDs, OSX and Solaris
> (IIRC) this is some kind of ksh. The man page on OpenBSD explicitly
> states this:
> This version of sh is actually ksh in disguise. As such, it also
> supports the features described in ksh(1). This manual page describes
> only the parts relevant to a POSIX compliant sh. If portability is a
> concern, use only those features described in this page.
> They provide different man pages for sh and ksh although /bin/sh is ksh.
> Can you provide a link to some BourneShell man page (a real one, not
> bash)? We should fix the launchers in 3.5.0 once and for all.
> Currently reading the "Shell & Utilities" volume from here:
> <>
> This is what we should be compatible to. Did not find anything about
> "readlink" in there so we should not be using it and find a compliant
> solution.
> Regards,

Seems we really should be using "`pwd -P`" as you suggested.


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