Subject: Re: increasing UT_HOSTSIZE for IPv6?
To: Darren Reed <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 07/26/1999 19:27:52
Darren Reed <> writes:
> > Because most other log files with variable-size records use text file
> > format.  
> Why does it need to be used as text ?

Because Unix tends to prefer text files. They can be processed with
all sorts of tools like Awk. I have often wished many of these files
were text...