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This is an old revision of CommandsPosix made by DavidLee on 2009-05-30 06:09:48.


Posix Commands

The following commands are built in to xmlsh, but need to be imported. They are not imported by default because they provide a simpler (less feature-full) implementation of common posix commands which are likely to exist in the environment. On Linux, Unix and Mac/OS these will already exist in /bin or /usr/bin. On Windows they will exist if you have cygwin or other unix compatibility software installed.


To use the Posix commands you need to import them into either the global namespace or a local namespace.
Its recommended that you use a local namespace so that you still have access to the system commands of the same name.

To import into the posix namespace
import commands posix=posix

To import into the global namespace
import commands posix

Advantages / Disadvantages

You may want to use these commands even if they exist in the environment for the following reasons

You may want to avoid these commands for the following reasons


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