Subject: Re: buildlink3, sed and Solaris
To: Johnny C. Lam <>
From: Gavan Fantom <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/07/2004 10:20:04
On Tue, 6 Jan 2004, Johnny C. Lam wrote:

> > /usr/xpg4/bin/sed still has a limit on the number of commands it can
> > execute per invocation. If memory serves me, this limit is 100. Surely if
> > we are specifying that many commands, we ought to be able to split the
> > commands into perhaps two or three calls to sed?
> In theory, yes, but why not just use nbsed?  That would be faster than
> invoking several sed processes in a pipeline.

I'm just a bit concerned about the growing number of non-native tools that
we need.

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