bin/65649: Add `-u name' option to env(1)

Garrett Wollman wollman at
Sat Apr 17 10:40:18 PDT 2004

The following reply was made to PR bin/65649; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Garrett Wollman <wollman at>
To: Jos Backus <jos at>
Cc: FreeBSD-gnats-submit at FreeBSD.ORG
Subject: bin/65649: Add `-u name' option to env(1)
Date: Sat, 17 Apr 2004 13:36:19 -0400 (EDT)

 <<On 17 Apr 2004 04:54:52 -0000, Jos Backus <jos at> said:
 > 	This patch adds the `-u name' option to env(1). For a rationale of why
 > 	this is useful (besides compatibility with GNU coreutils), see this
 > 	post:
 I can see the compatibility argument, but I think the utility is a bit
 of a stretch.  Anything that `env -u FOO COMMAND' can do, you can do
 (unset FOO; COMMAND)

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