> -----Original Message-----
> From: ilug-admin at linux.ie [mailto:ilug-admin at linux.ie]On Behalf Of
> Padraig Brady
> Sent: Monday, June 24, 2002 5:33 PM
> To: ilug at linux.ie> Subject: [ILUG] (un)link
> I asked the fileutils maintainer why these are needed,
> and he said it was done for posix compliance.
> I'm sorry but this is just stupid and just clutters
> up the namespace even more.
Not to be annoying or anything, but are you for standards or agin them?
Until LSB becomes a reality, POSIX is pretty much all we have in the way
of standards covering what commands should/should not be available and
what precisely they should do. I think two new (albeit redundant)
commands doesn't really make an assault on the namespace...
Flame away lads.
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