Subject: Re: Suggestion: inclusion of the truncate(1) utility into the tree
To: Alexander Langer <alex@FreeBSD.ORG>
From: Jason R Thorpe <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 07/21/2000 11:41:04
On Fri, Jul 21, 2000 at 08:29:42PM +0200, Marc Espie wrote:

 > If you are concerned about discrepancies with other BSDs, you should try
 > to get NetBSD (and maybe BSDi ? I don't follow BSDi...) to include perl
 > in their base distribution.

Oh, puhleeze!  perl is far from necessary to do many of thing things
its used for in `base distributions'.

Maybe people should actually learn shell and awk better.

Anyway, the last thing that embedded systems people want is perl
required by basic system scripts.

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>