From: Oliver Fromme <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Subject: Re: cp -d dir patch for review (or 'xargs'?)
Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2001 17:27:04 +0200 (CEST)

> Not all users use /bin/sh.  Scripts needn't be written
> in /bin/sh ...

Actually, just to jump in and correct this, scripts *should* be
written in /bin/sh.  That's a defacto Unix standard when it comes to
writing shell scripts, just for uniformities sake, and even if you use
tcsh or zsh as your personal shell one is always encouraged to write
in straight POSIX-conformant /bin/sh for portable scripts.  If one
also needs to walk entirely outside the painted lines there then
that's a good indication that maybe it should be written in perl. :)

- Jordan

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