Subject: Re: bin/4167: WIBNI sh supported file/command/etc completion?
To: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: Curt Sampson <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/28/1997 20:07:03
On Sun, 28 Sep 1997, der Mouse wrote:

> I am not trying to make life harder for people who want to use sh
> interactively, except insofar as that is required for what I consider
> to be a more important concern, namely, that the stuff in /bin be
> minimal and as small as possible.

Well, my first concern is that the stuff in /bin be what I need to
get my systems working quickly if they break. Job control, command
line history, and so on are really big wins in this regard, especially
given that probably don't have a windowing environment, and may
not even have a writable disk.

Which system, exactly, is so short on space that we need to save
150K somewhere? And is this the only feature we can consider


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