Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 16th Apr 2010 09:50 UTC
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris Frustrated by Oracle's delay in releasing the latest version of OpenSolaris, the OpenSolaris Governing Board is growing uneasy over Oracle's lack of communication regarding the future of the Unix OS code. At least two members of the board have even said they would be open to forking the code base from the Oracle version.
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linux-it
Member since:
2006-07-13

ok, that seems reasonable.

People coming from solaris want it the solaris way. People coming from linux see is as a welcome addition so that they finally have tools that are doing things they like.

Some time ago I talked to someone that was an HPUX guy. When I said.. ok 25+ years old, no human readable flags on ls. grep that's not recursive.... he then responded but you can easily do it this waY (find, xargs, grep) and then I thought.... ok if someone wants to live in the history -- fine.

I tend to think that the gnu tools addition (not a replacement) was a very very wise decision.

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Jondice Member since:
2006-09-20

I actually come from linux (but have been using opensolaris for 3 years now), and have also been using find, xargs, and grep for my needs. I did not now GNU ls had a recursive option - man pages will surprise you! (or at least me)

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cb88 Member since:
2009-04-23

You mean find . | grep whatever? Thats how I have always done it... And I use Linux.

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linux-it Member since:
2006-07-13

and people cat /etc/passwd | grep ..... so?

The tools are generally more efficient. As stated for HPUX: if you have 10 TB storage mounted somewhere and you have to group every three digits to find out how much space you have... how wonderful would it have been if human readable flags were there?

Also find . [...] | grep -- ok if you do it that way. However there are easier ways. What's wrong with that?

Serieusly it's ok if someone doesn't use the gnu toolkit but I assure you that it makes your life easier.

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