Should these errors matter?

Martin Pool mbp at
Tue Mar 26 10:05:32 EST 2002

On 13 Mar 2002, Jos Backus <josb at> wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 14, 2002 at 05:00:35PM +1100, Jie Gao wrote:
> > This is from Solaris 7's manual for if:
> > 
> >      The -L option is a migration aid for users of  other  shells
> >      which  have  similar  options  and  may  not be supported in
> >      future releases.
> > 
> > and indeed it does not support this option in this very release!
> -L doesn't appear to work in Solaris 8 either. However, the latest relevant
> standard, ``The Open Group Base Specifications Issue 6, IEEE Std 1003.1-2001''
> lists both -h and -L and says (at the end):

I forget if I sent this through to the list or not: it turns out that
on Solaris, /bin/test and sh's builtin test support different options!
I changed the test to try both of them.


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