Subject: Re: make install and stuff
To: der Mouse <>
From: Giles Lean <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/10/1997 19:48:11
On Wed, 9 Apr 1997 18:33:06 -0400 (EDT)  der Mouse wrote:

> - The following executables, and the directories necessary to contain
>    them:

[Long list elided]

The list seems to consist of:

- compilers and associated bits
- text processors and associated bits
- shell hooks to syscalls (chmod, chown, mv, ln, ...)
- infrastructure (install, xargs, date)

- duplicated shell builtins ('[', echo, printf)
- random stuff (paste, join)

There are not too many gains to be made there.  Sure, the shell
builtins should be able to be used and some reduction along the lines
of basename -> awk could be done, but would there be enough to make it
worthwhile?  IMHO, I don't think so.

I've filed the list away for the future, though!