Make bootscripts more POSIX compliant

Dan Nicholson dbn.lists at
Thu Feb 22 13:13:01 PST 2007

On 2/22/07, Matthew Burgess <matthew at> wrote:
> On Thursday 22 February 2007 19:05, Dan Nicholson wrote:
> > The problem with using printf is that POSIX doesn't say that it needs
> > to be a builtin (although it is in dash) and the coreutils executable
> > is in /usr/bin.
> Well, I think that POSIX does state that printf should be a builtin.  There
> are codes that appear in a utility's Synopsis section, which determine
> whether it is optional or mandatory.  Compare, for example, the
> specifications of 'admin' and 'alias' to those of 'echo' and 'printf'. (I
> don't want to paste links as free registration is preferred by The Open
> Group).

Could you send me the link off-list? I'm registered, but I can't find
this part. I might be looking at the wrong doc, too.


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