[rescue] Mainframe on eBay

Sandwich Maker adh at an.bradford.ma.us
Mon Sep 26 15:27:24 CDT 2005

" From: Brian Wheeler <bdwheele at indiana.edu>
" On Mon, 2005-09-26 at 16:03 -0400, der Mouse wrote:
" > > GNU tools are mostly compatible with BSD/Sun/SvR4 commands, and
" > > usually only differ in offering optional extensions.
" > 
" > Maybe in most cases.  I recently had to work with Fedora and Red Hat,
" > and I was unable to find any way to make ls sort names the way I'm used
" > to, ie, simple machine collating order on the filename - it insisted on
" > doing a case-folding alphabetic sort ignoring, possibly among other
" > things, leading dots.  Worst of all, there is no option to fix it, or
" > at least the manpage shows none.  (I loathe the colour goop too, but
" > that at least is relatively easy to get rid of.)
" > 
" ls is i18n aware, and the LANG variable is set to en_US by default.  If
" you reset it to C, it'll collate like you want it to.

or if you like LANG just fine, set LC_COLLATE to C.

btw, LANG on my system [s8] is en_us.ISO8859-1.  openwin wouldn't
start when it was set to 8859-15 and i haven't bothered to find out
why.  but either way i don't think it can be set to just en_us.
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