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    SubjectRe: GNU/Linux stance by Richard Stallman
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    In article <7dls0b$uq2$1@alfie.demon.co.uk>,
    Nick Holloway <Nick.Holloway@alfie.demon.co.uk> wrote:
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    >ObKernel: the kernel does not fall back to using /bin/sh to execute files

    Indeed.

    A zero-length /bin/true does not work reliably, and never has. That's
    why it's not zero-length any more (not on any modern system I know of,
    anyway). You need to have the magic "#!/bin/sh" part to make it be
    reliably recognized as a shell script.

    However, making it do anything but a simple "exit 0" is horrible.
    Anybody who really thinks /bin/true should report a version number and a
    help string (or even a copyright notice) needs to get his head examined.

    Yes, the FSF coding style says it should do it. But you should never
    let rules overrule common sense - if you do, you end up doing stupid
    things (this is _especially_ true of the FSF codingstyle - see the
    kernel Documentation/CodingStyle about some other issues).

    Linus

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