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
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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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Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

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.


I'll admit I'm not a Solaris expert (I've mostly used OpenSolaris and NexentaCP). But when I've used pure Solaris for Oracle systems I seem to recall having human readable format and search parameters in find:
$find . -name "foobar"

I think sometimes people just assume one toolkit isn't as good as another because it behaves slightly differently - regardless of whether the toolkits actually have the same level of sophistication in the commands.

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