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Re: Exit code of id depending on user group

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: Exit code of id depending on user group
Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2004 11:54:45 +0900
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Felipe Kellermann <address@hidden> writes:

> 1. I see your code isn't applied directly to savannah's repository.

savannah is currently a bit out of sync.  I'll try to get this fixed.
There is no other public repository.

>    Why the Standards doesn't specify exactly the return codes, at least
>    for the most common cases, for the applications?

I don't know exactly, but I suspect it has something to do with
implementing POSIX atop VMS, which had an unusual way of dealing with
exit statuses.  Or it may just be that some well-intentioned
implementations wanted to use differet exit statuses for different
kinds of failures.

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