Subject: Re: Proposal for new utility in base: bin/nc
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Eric Gillespie, Jr. <email@example.com>
Date: 10/12/2001 07:44:12
Simon Burge <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Never used it... You haven't described its functionality
> here, so I'm still not sure what it does. ftp(1) is also a
> useful mass transfer program :-)
I figured people would download my tarball and read the man page.
> If it's in /bin, it implies that you'll use it in single
> user mode. If so, it has to be statically linked. Once
I proposed putting it in /bin, so of course i need it in
single-user and it will be statically linked. I quoted the
dynamic size because i figured that would be more useful.
> you start pulling in nameserver goo, static program size
Not so. Statically linked, it's smaller than ls.
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root wheel 297431 Sep 23 17:13 /bin/ls
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root wheel 224565 Oct 4 22:32 /bin/nc
> While I don't mean to sound too negative, I'm wondering
> what usefulness it provides over other tools already in the
> base system.
Clearly you haven't even bothered to look at what i've done. No
other tool in the base system does what nc does.
Eric Gillespie, Jr. <*> email@example.com
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