Subject: Re: Meta package for pkgsrc developer tools
To: NetBSD Packages Technical Discussion List <tech-pkg@NetBSD.org>
From: Greg A. Woods <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 08/12/2006 15:37:48
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At Fri, 11 Aug 2006 18:51:49 +0100,
David Laight wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 04, 2006 at 07:43:35PM -0700, John Nemeth wrote:
> > cd /usr/pkgsrc && rm -r */*/work is pretty fast as well.
> $ echo */*/work | xargs rm -f
IIRC it had been my experience in the past that many shells were not any
more lenient at internal command-line length than their host OS was at
argv size. I don't have immediate access to any such systems to test
right now though.
Also are there not still systems using ASH or similar shells without a
built-in echo? Does pkgsrc get used on any of them? Would pkgsrc make
use of such a shell otherwise anyway?
Greg A. Woods
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