[PATCH] busybox: tr: enable options required by POSIX

Bjørn Mork bjorn at mork.no
Tue Jul 14 05:54:09 EDT 2020

Jordan Geoghegan <jordan at geoghegan.ca> writes:

> 'tr' is a standard system utility, I wasn't expecting such pushback
> against making it behave as every other modern implementation does.

OpenWrt exists because it is different from every other distribution.

https://openwrt.org/about describes it as "all the features you need
with none of the bloat".  There is no promise of all the features you
want, or all the featues of any other distro, or even all POSIX
features. What you "need" is obviously something you can discuss, but I
believe it is reasonable to limit it to the software included with the
distro.  OpenWrt specific porting might be required for any 3rd party
scripts or applications, even those running unmodified on other distros.

OpenWrt provides GNU coreutils as an optional alternative for the 'tr'
application.  This is full featured++, like GNU utils often are.

Just my 2 peanuts.


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