It's not like people within Oracle have never used Solaris..
Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA
On Oct 1, 2012, at 10:15 PM, barythrin at
Giving a lot of credit and knowledge to a
"recently" purchased product. I would be more inclined to think they didn't
know what it was or why its there either unless some other bin calls it.
From: Ian King <IanK at vulcan.com>
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Subject: Re: Old UNIX utils
On 9/29/12 12:48 PM, "Eric Smith" <eric at brouhaha.com> wrote:
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.
And since Oracle has no idea what customers might actually be using, it's
an amazing thought they'd care, or at least be benignly uncaring. Should
we consider this a win? :-)