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Date: Fri, 6 Jan 2012 15:08:41 +0100
From: Szabolcs Nagy <>
Subject: Re: compatability: heirloom-utils +.5, libarchive -1

* Rich Felker <> [2012-01-06 03:41:10 -0500]:

> On Wed, Jan 04, 2012 at 06:05:26PM -0800, Isaac Dunham wrote:
> > On Tue, 3 Jan 2012 18:38:08 +0100
> > In general, the POSIX variants are about as close to precisely
> > standards-conformant as you can get; unfortunately, the plain old UNIX
> > versions are default. I note, though, that nl presumably ought to start
> > numbering at 0 when specified; instead, it starts at 1 (SU3/SUS
> > variants), skipping the line that would be numbered 0.  The old unix
> > version apparently didn't recognize -b.
> > But I figure it beats Busybox any day--and I'd rather not use GNU
> > bloat.
> I'm not sure what you're talking about. Busybox does not contain GNU

imho he meant that heirloom beats busybox in posix conformance
and functionality and much less bloated than gnu

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