Ron Yorston <> wrote:
> ash originally had support for omitting the fork when expanding a
> builtin in backquotes.  dash has gradually been removing this support,
> most recently in commit 66b614e29038e31745c4a5d296f64f8d64f5c377
> ("[EVAL] Remove unused EV_BACKCMD flag").
> Some traces still remain, however.  Remove:
> - the buf and nleft elements of the backcmd structure;
> - a misleading comment regarding handling of builtins.
> Signed-off-by: Ron Yorston <>

Unfortunately we may need this at some point in the future due
to changes in POSIX.  So let's keep it around for now until we
get things such as `jobs -p` to work.

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