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Documentation of POSIXLY_CORRECT

From: Schwarz, Konrad
Subject: Documentation of POSIXLY_CORRECT
Date: Wed, 11 Nov 2009 12:45:54 +0100


Section 2.11, Standards conformance, of coreutils.info is worded ambigously 
with regards to POSIXLY_CORRECT.

The current text says "[...] define the `POSIXLY_CORRECT' environment 
variable."  I took this to mean that the variable needs to be exported (export 
POSIXLY_CORRECT), but it needs to be set to a value as well, at least for du(1).

This ambiguity can be avoided by writing "[...] define the `POSIXLY_CORRECT' 
environment variable to a non-null value".

Thank you,

Konrad Schwarz

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