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

From: Ingo Schwarze
Subject: Re: [Groff] [PATCH] Use bash for several contrib scripts
Date: Thu, 2 Jan 2014 17:20:16 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)


Roger Leigh wrote on Thu, Jan 02, 2014 at 04:07:20PM +0000:

> 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.

Very good, that's as it should be.

So all that needs to be done is to tweak those scripts that
Eric's audit turned up to work with a standard shell, and
i see people have already started considering how to do that.


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