Alexey Toptygin wrote:
I saw a lightning talk on Tursday by one of the maintainers of
SmartOS, a fork of Illumos, itself a fork of OpenSolaris. He recently
discovered that there were some interesting things in /usr/bin that
most people don't realize are there, that had stowed away unnoticed
over the years: bfs and ta. He demoed them for us,
Wow! bfs can handle files up to 1024 Kbytes, and up to 512 characters
per line! Amazing!
and I have to say I'm sort-of shocked that they
never got rm(1)ed.
Sun (now Oracle) is slow to remove things because customers might
actually be using them.