[Esd-l] "Dropping the F" problem

Dave Clendenan dave at squirrel.mine.nu
Mon Feb 25 23:03:02 PST 2002

On Mon, Feb 25, 2002 at 06:27:50AM -0800, John D. Hardin wrote:
> On Sun, 24 Feb 2002, Simon Matthews wrote:
> > If it is not a silly question, why shoud that make any difference? On 
> > Redhat Linux systems (and probably others) /bin/sh is a link to 
> > /bin/bash. 
> After some more thought about the problem I realized that my
> suggestion indeed wouldn't make any difference.

Bash (at least, bash 2.x) does behave differently depending on the
name by which it was invoked.

from the manpage:
If bash is invoked with the name sh, it tries to mimic the
startup  behavior  of historical versions of sh as closely
as possible, while conforming to  the  POSIX  standard as well. 

so there _might_ be some differences...

Dave Clendenan
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