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Re: sh-script mode does not understand printf

From: Kevin Rodgers
Subject: Re: sh-script mode does not understand printf
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2003 13:05:10 -0700
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Glenn Morris wrote:

Kevin Rodgers wrote:

# /bin/ksh88 -c "type printf"
printf is /usr/bin/printf
# /bin/ksh93 -c "type printf"
printf is a shell builtin

That's an awkward one, because (AFAICS) sh-script.el doesn't know
anything about ksh93. "ksh" is assumed to be ksh88. Do you think ksh88
and ksh93 differ significantly enough for it to be worth adding code
for ksh93 to sh-script? Is "ksh" these days more likely to be ksh88 or

That's a good question.  The folks on comp.unix.shell would say ksh93 (which
does have a lot of new features I'm just now learning about), but Sun e.g.
still distributes ksh88.  What do the major GNU/Linux distributions provide?


Kevin Rodgers

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