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Re: Possible bug in uname command

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: Possible bug in uname command
Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2005 16:45:20 +0000

>    > That's been discussed, but it sounds like a can of worms.
>    I have often thought it would be better if on machines that could
>    not reasonably support those extra uname options that the options
>    be disabled entirely.  Then instead of unknown the program would
>    report it as an invalid option.
> But that will break scripts like mad... :(

Since POSIX doesn't document -p or -i, they are already non-portable
options.  But you do have a point that just deleting the options
may have far-reaching effects...

Eric Blake

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