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Re: [Groff] [PATCH] Use bash for several contrib scripts

From: Roger Leigh
Subject: Re: [Groff] [PATCH] Use bash for several contrib scripts
Date: Thu, 2 Jan 2014 16:07:20 +0000
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On Thu, Jan 02, 2014 at 05:00:04PM +0100, Ingo Schwarze wrote:
> Hi Mike,
> Mike Bianchi <address@hidden> wrote:
> > There is no man page for  sh(1) .
> > There is no executable for /bin/sh .  On Debian ...
> Sorry if that answer seems blunt, but it is not groff's
> problem if the shell is broken in Debian.

It isn't broken.  It's just a minimal POSIX shell.  It will work
fine with any script, providing you aren't using any non-standard
bash, ksh or zsh extensions.  There might possibly be some new
POSIX shell standard features which it doesn't yet support, but
I've yet to encounter any deficiencies should any exist.  If you
were using such features, it would doubtless break any many other
systems as well using older POSIX shells.


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