DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2012-09
Re: /bin/ls vs .dotted files
On Fri, 14 Sep 2012 08:21:29 +0400, Andrey N. Oktyabrski wrote:
> There is one more solution which I have seen in Solaris. Many
> commands are environment-sensitive.
> For example, we can have the CMD_BEHAVIOR environment variable, which
> can have values "POSIX" (or "POSIX:1812.321"), "BSD", "LINUX",
> "SOLARIS", ...
> So we can use these conditions:
> if $CMD_BEHAVIOR is unset or $CMD_BEHAVIOR == "" then
> if $CMD_BEHAVIOR == POSIX then f_listdot = 0
> if $CMD_BEHAVIOR == BSD and UID == 0 then f_listdot = 1
> In this case I can change a command behavior in my shell scripts, and
> my scripts can be OS-independent.
How would that be OS-independent if only implemented on Solaris and its
derivatives? ;) That's like saying JAVA is a highly portable language :P