POSIX.1 requires shell???

Dave Decot decot at hpisod2.cup.hp.com
Wed Nov 14 19:59:17 AEST 1990

Submitted-by: decot at hpisod2.cup.hp.com (Dave Decot)

> Does POSIX.1 require that a shell interface capability exist? I know that
> POSIX.2 is still being worked, but is it possible that dot 1 does not
> require dot 2, but rather simply allows that if a shell is available it
> will be according to dot 2?

POSIX.1 does not require any shell interface capability to exist.  If one
is provided, it does not have to conform to POSIX.2 (unless, of course,
the system claims to conform to POSIX.2).

Dave Decot

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