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Re: [Bug-gnulib] Re: small suggestion for texi2dvi

From: Aharon Robbins
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnulib] Re: small suggestion for texi2dvi
Date: Sun, 12 Jan 2003 15:36:18 +0200

Paul is correct.  The current rationale, though, does state that
it expects egrep and fgrep to continue to exist on productions systems
to support legacy scripts.

Oh well.


> Date: Tue, 7 Jan 2003 22:57:34 -0800 (PST)
> From: Paul Eggert <address@hidden>
> To: address@hidden
> CC: address@hidden, address@hidden
> Subject: Re: [Bug-gnulib] Re: small suggestion for texi2dvi
> > Date: Mon, 6 Jan 2003 09:45:33 +0200
> > From: Aharon Robbins <address@hidden>
> > 
> > However, the current standard, in the XSI part (the X/Open
> > extensions) does require fgrep and egrep,
> I think you may be referring to an obsolete standard here.  The XSI
> part of XCU5 (dated 1997) indeed requires egrep and fgrep.  However,
> these commands were removed in XCU6 (dated 2001), which lists egrep
> and fgrep as "legacy utilities that are not carried forward" from
> XCU5.  I.e., they were removed from the 2001 standard, I guess on the
> grounds that they were marked as obsolescent in the 1992 standard and
> so people had nearly a decade to switch.
> See:
> http://www.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/007904975/basedefs/xbd_chap01.html

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