Subject: Re: Adding new programs, like tcpdrop (was: CVS commit: src/usr.sbin)
To: Christos Zoulas <>
From: Eric Haszlakiewicz <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/26/2007 13:06:41
On Tue, Jun 26, 2007 at 01:33:31PM +0000, Christos Zoulas wrote:
> In article <>,
> Bernd Ernesti  <> wrote:
> >Hi,
> >
> >why do we need more programs in the base system and where was
> >this dicussed prior before adding it?
> >I can understand it for POSIX requirements, but not for other
> >tools where it even was not mentioned before adding it.
> >
> >Regards,
> >Bernd
> Hi Bernd,
> I considered adding it as an option to cat, but it had ran out of
> option letters.

There are plenty of letters if we start using long options.
(which are much more readable IMO, especially for more esoteric flags)