Christos TZOTZIOY Georgiou
tzot at sil-tec.gr
Mon Nov 15 17:05:49 CET 2004
On Sun, 14 Nov 2004 18:58:50 -0600, rumours say that Mike Meyer
<mwm at mired.org> might have written:
>> Minor detail: these are the GNU versions of 'find' and 'xargs' in the
>> above example; the traditional UNIX ones do not have the -print0 and -0
>> options, respectively.
>Hmm. My copy of the find and xargs sources which have those features
>both have University of California copyrights on them.
Most Unices are a compromise between SysV and BSD (not OpenBSD, neither
FreeBSD, mind you) targeting POSIX conformability; in my experience ,
none of the 'find' or 'xargs' commands I've used before GNU/Linux had
the -print0, -0 options. POSIX 'find' does not require a -print0 option
, neither does the POSIX 'xargs'  require a '-0' one.
I have no experience with OpenBSD, FreeBSD though (which I won't
categorise as 'traditional' Unices), and I can see that emacs reports
your box as berkeley unix; I don't know which flavour though.
So, "...these are the GNU versions..." could be wrong or misleading, I
agree (but I believe it's not); I think that "...the traditional Unix
ones..." is correct though.
 a little outdated for HP-UX, Solaris; very outdated for Ultrix,
SysV/68k, AIX; quite recent for Irix
TZOTZIOY, I speak England very best,
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