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Re: ash missing 'getopts' builtin
On Mon, May 19, 2003 at 08:57:41AM -0700, Dario Alcocer wrote:
> In fact, I'd say that getopts is almost necessary for scripting,
> because its inclusion allows scripts to be on an equal footing with
> compiled programs, in that both can accept command line options. This
> means I can write small programs as shell scripts instead of as a
> compiled program; this is entirely consistent with traditional Unix
> programming philosophy, which encourages the use of shell scripts for
> small programs.
There is that problem left that getopts isn't quite "plain old sh".
It's a System V extension while earlier version only had getopt
(which is available as external command).
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