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Re: [PATCH] Fix `tail' invocation in the Ada testsuite
On Mon, 6 Jun 2005, Joseph S. Myers wrote:
> Please read (a) the discussion in bug 14251 and the various other past
> discussions of this issue on the lists, (b)
> <http://www.opengroup.org/austin/interps/uploads/40/6807/AI-027.txt> which
> makes clear that "tail -1" is a permitted extension although a change to
> the standard will be needed to add options beginning with "+" as
> extensions where they were traditional usage. GNU coreutils is broken in
> its default behavior.
FYI, this has been recently fixed in the coreutils CVS. It's been a
while since the last release -- I hope it won't take too long till we have
the next one.