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From: Scott Schwartz <schwartz@cse.psu.edu>
To: byron@netapp.com (Byron Rakitzis)
Cc: rc@hawkwind.utcs.toronto.edu
Subject: Re: autoconfig
Date: Tue, 1 Apr 1997 21:20:32 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <199704020220.VAA14000@cse.psu.edu> (raw)
In-Reply-To: Your message of "Tue, 01 Apr 1997 14:28:39 EST." <9704011928.AA27920@netapp.com>

byron@netapp.com (Byron Rakitzis) writes:
| > #define DEFAULTPATH "/usr/ucb", "/usr/bin", "/bin", "."
| I think this can be deduced by running /bin/sh as a login shell
| with $PATH unset, and snarfing the output of "echo $PATH".

I like adding /usr/local/bin to defaultpath, something /bin/sh
doesn't do, because rc doesn't source .rcrc unless it is a login shell
and more localized defaults makes rsh work better.

| I am sorely tempted to remove named pipe support. It never worked
| properly.

But it works just barely well enough for SunOS, which has no /dev/fd
(unless you install a nonstandard modloaded device, or override open().)

| > #define NOJOB
| Does anyone use this? It forces sh-like semantics for backgrounding.
| Why should it be an option? I haven't found a use for it, but I think
| I put it in in self-defense early on.

If anyone ever ports it to Plan 9, it might be handy.
(I get an urge to do this every time I hit a feature that your
shell does better than the original, most often multi line lists.)

  parent reply	other threads:[~1997-04-02  4:34 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 14+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
1997-04-01 19:28 autoconfig Byron Rakitzis
1997-04-02  1:11 ` autoconfig Greg A. Woods
1997-04-02  8:32   ` autoconfig Stefan Dalibor
1997-04-02  2:20 ` Scott Schwartz [this message]
1997-04-02 15:10   ` autoconfig Mark K. Gardner
1997-04-02  2:59 ` autoconfig David Luyer
1997-04-02 16:32 ` autoconfig Chet Ramey
1997-04-01 23:52 autoconfig Alan Watson
1997-04-02  9:38 autoconfig Bengt Kleberg
1997-04-03  0:15 ` autoconfig Scott Merrilees
1997-04-03  3:14   ` autoconfig Warren Toomey
1997-04-02 17:30 autoconfig Rich Salz
1997-04-02 20:24 autoconfig Byron Rakitzis
1997-04-05 18:38 autoconfig Bengt Kleberg

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