Subject: Re: Adding new programs, like tcpdrop (was: CVS commit: src/usr.sbin)
To: None <>
From: Christos Zoulas <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/26/2007 18:13:47
In article <>,
Eric Haszlakiewicz  <> wrote:
>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)

More seriously though. This was discussed a lot during 2005 in tech-net.
As usual the ball was dropped although the consensus was it was a useful