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Re: shellscript breakage

From: Marcus Comstedt <marcus_at_mc.pp.se>
Date: 2002-01-21 21:29:30 CET

Philip Martin <philip@codematters.co.uk> writes:

> I am no shell expert, but I don't think $(cmd) is a bashism, it's POSIX
> sh syntax. Is bourne preferred over POSIX?

It seems like it's preferred by Sun at least; in Solaris, /bin/sh is
the Bourne shell, and the POSIX shell is hidden away as
/usr/xpg4/bin/sh. While POSIX sh may be portable in theory, in
real life anything beginning with #!/bin/sh should conform to Bourne
shell syntax to be portable.

  // Marcus

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