Why do people screw around with basic command options?

John Abreau john.abreau at zuken.com
Thu Aug 24 16:21:01 EDT 2006

I just noticed a bunch of my scripts, many that I've had in production
for over 20 years, are suddenly breaking. It turns out some idiot
decided it would be a good idea to remove the "+" option from sort(1),
which tells it which field to sort on.

sort(1) still works fine on my older systems, but the ones I've kept
up to date with yum are now in need of a lot of pointless unscheduled

John Abreau
IT Manager
Zuken USA
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