Where is 'getconf' utility?
Sun Dec 26 12:30:00 GMT 2010
I can not found 'getconf' utility in Cygwin.
I search that same reported in 2003 and found some article
where people have portability issue because utility is missing, like:
'getconf' utility present in POSIX 2003/2008.
I don't know if utility mention in POSIX it must be implemented
in POSIX compliance env.
Also as state cygwin-ug-net-nochunks.html:
Early on in the development process,
we made the important design
decision that it would not be necessary
to strictly adhere to existing UNIX
standards like POSIX.1 if it was not
possible or if it would significantly
diminish the usability of the tools on the Win32 platform.
As I understand if it will be exist it must included
in 'cygwin' package because this package provide:
and I see 'libc6' for Debian also contain /usr/bin/getconf.
In web I found many realisation of this utility
(ever with BSD licence from NetBSD).
They so simple that I think that no any portability
Does it must be included in Cygwin and make it more POSIX compliance?
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