On Tue, Jun 25, 2002 at 03:49:31PM +0100, Padraig Brady wrote:
> 2. Obviously being POSIX compliant is good. I'm not
> complaining about being compliant, I'm complaining
> that the standard seems stupid in this regard.
apparently rms was involved in the posix process and got the
POSIXLY_CORRECT environment var to hide most of the posix silliness
(512 byte blocks the default for things like df or ls for instance).
he said later he regretted not calling it POSIX_ME_HARDER.
> 3. At least the implementation should not have created
> 2 new files. It just seems wrong.
pretty much no other way to get the commands. packagers could create
a fileutils-POSIX_ME_HARDER package, but then that starts a whole
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