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Posted Jun 25, 2010 2:41 UTC (Fri) by chad.netzer (✭ supporter ✭, #4257)
To be fair getting your executable much smaller than the minimal disk block size is just a fun exercise. Whereas coreutils /bin/true may actually benefit from an extent based filesystem. :) Anyway, it's just a silly complaint I'm making, though it has always annoyed me a tiny bit.
Posted Jun 25, 2010 12:25 UTC (Fri) by dark (subscriber, #8483)
Posted Jun 25, 2010 15:38 UTC (Fri) by intgr (subscriber, #39733)
PS: Shells like zsh actually ship builtin "true" and "false" commands
Posted Jun 29, 2010 23:03 UTC (Tue) by peter-b (subscriber, #66996)
The following command is equivalent to false:
I regularly use both when writing shell scripts.
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