• Subject: Re: python support in CVS.
  • From: Scott Klement <klemscot@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 27 Nov 2000 14:57:46 -0600 (CST)



On 28 Nov 2000, Carey Evans wrote:

> Scott Klement <klemscot@klements.com> writes:
> 
> > True, /bin/sh is not bash on FreeBSD.   However, I wasn't having the
> > problem that Carey was describing....
> 
> It's quite possible that the *BSD sh has been improved since someone
> from Debian ported it to Linux and called it "ash", more than three
> years ago:
> 
> } This is a very simple port of ash taken from NetBSD-current on
> } 1997/06/18.  The file setmode.c was taken from src/libc/gen and is
> } needed since the Linux libc does provide getmode(3) or setmode(3).
> } History editing is disabled to avoid code bloat.  This also means that
> } building the package is possible without the BSD libedit.
> 
> The man page looks just the same as the NetBSD sh(1) man page I found
> online, though.
> 

The FreeBSD man pages are online as well, if it helps....

http://www.FreeBSD.org/cgi/man.cgi?query=sh&manpath=FreeBSD+4.1-RELEASE&format=html

Its possible that this shell comes from "ash", and I've just never heard
it called that?  I'm certainly no expert. :)  The FreeBSD project refers
to it as "sh", or "Bourne Shell".  

On the topic of man pages (see how smoothly I worked that in?), the man
page for lp5250d is still describing the command-line-switch syntax,
instead of the ~/.tn5250rc type of config that it has been using since
July...   It would be much appreciated if you could update that... :)

Thanx


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