[svlug] Re: [svlug]Re: how to copy a bunch of "." files?

J C Lawrence claw at kanga.nu
Sat Apr 29 11:19:27 PDT 2000

On Sat, 29 Apr 2000 10:26:59 -0700 
Walter Reed <walt at hubinternet.com> wrote:

> As a mini rant, I sure wish Solaris, HPUX, AIX, etc would use the
> GNU tools.  It would make life SO much easier. I mean, Solaris has
> this broken tar that has NEVER been fixed, doesn't support
> compression, etc. The comercial unixes have no excuse to ship the
> garbage they do. When I setup a solaris box for example, I do
> install the GNU tools, but in /usr/local/bin. The root account has
> this at the end of it's path, because some systems scripts break
> when encountering a superior GNU replacement command.

In at least the case of IRIX, this is deliberte in some cases on the
score that certain IRIX utilities have features, that the GNU
equivlents don't (eg find).  Such can't be claimed for the majority

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