Subject: Re: why do packages depend on coreutils?
To: Packages Technical List NetBSD Discussion <>
From: Joerg Sonnenberger <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/17/2006 09:26:21
On Tue, Oct 17, 2006 at 07:59:33AM +0100, David Laight wrote:
> Beware that 'echo' is almost always a shell builtin, whereas 'printf'
> will not be on older shells - so you can get a fork+exec cost per printf
> (which is significant).

Beware that POSIX echo (and some real world shells) don't even support
echo -n :-)