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Re: Findutils failure due to reliance /bin/echo

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: Findutils failure due to reliance /bin/echo
Date: Wed, 25 May 2011 10:51:14 +0200
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Hi James,

James Youngman <address@hidden> skribas:

> xargs will change to invoke "echo" by default rather than "/bin/echo".

Cool, thanks!


> This will result in possibly-subtle behaviour changes for users whose
> $PATH specifies a directory containing a different echo, before /bin.

Yes, but then again, specifying the execution environment is up to the
user, so there’s nothing ‘xargs’ alone can do.


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