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Re: [OT] Re: how to start in "overwrite-mode"

From: Chris F.A. Johnson
Subject: Re: [OT] Re: how to start in "overwrite-mode"
Date: Wed, 28 Oct 2009 11:06:09 -0400 (EDT)
User-agent: Alpine 2.00 (LMD 1167 2008-08-23)

On Wed, 28 Oct 2009, Greg Wooledge wrote:

> On Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 02:00:53PM +0000, Stephane CHAZELAS wrote:
> > I can understand it. I was more curious about the origins. After
> > all, that breaks Bourne backward compatibility (in a shell
> > called Bourne-again shell)
> Bourne shell has no functions at all.

   Had. Only before 1984. Since then it has had functions.

   The first shell I used, the Bourne shell on AT&T SVR3.2, had

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