Posted Jul 25, 2006 1:40 UTC (Tue) by joey
In reply to: Infinite bloat
Parent article: OLS: On how user space sucks
Shell coders who are really interested in being efficient don't use external commands like /bin/true anyway, when the shell builtin ":" will do the same thing.
(true is also a builtin in bash and dash, but I prefer ":" for space-efficiency also.)
However, your version of gnu true doesn't seem to match mine, which opens only /usr/lib/locale/locale-archive, and which is faster than the zero-byte version.
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