[TUHS] Were all of you.. Hippies?

Josh Good pepe at naleco.com
Wed Mar 22 06:28:40 AEST 2017

On 2017 Mar 20, 23:05, ron minnich wrote:
> At the time I got into Unix in 1976, E. F. Schumacher's "Small is
> Beautiful" book was fairly popular

> (...) Those days are long gone of course; I noticed the other day that
> on Linux there are 16 commands that start with ls, that do roughly
> the same function, and nobody seems to think this is a bad thing. The
> only place the original 'small is beautiful' Unix ideas continue on
> that I know of is Plan 9.

In RedHat Enterprise Linux 5.11 (without X-Window) I get:

$ ls<tab>
ls           lsattr       lsb_release  lshal        lspgpot

Whereas in Ubuntu 14.04 (full desktop install) I get:

$ ls<tab>
ls           lsblk        lscpu        lsdvd        lsinitramfs  lsof         lspcmcia     lss16toppm
lsattr       lsb_release  lsdiff       lshw         lsmod        lspci        lspgpot      lsusb

But then, in UnixWare 2.1 I get:

$ bash<enter>
bash-2.01$ ls<tab>
  (...no output...)

So yeah, it's getting more bloated by the day.

Anyone can contribute how is it on a recent OpenBSD without X-Window?

Josh Good

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