Re: [dev] print utility

From: Robert Ransom <>
Date: Sun, 31 Mar 2013 10:10:27 -0700

On 3/31/13, Calvin Morrison <> wrote:
> On Mar 31, 2013 9:57 AM, "Charlie Kester" <> wrote:
>> On 03/30/2013 23:49, Chris Down wrote:
>>> GNU coreutils packages awful versions of
>>> awk/sed.

GNU awk and GNU sed are too big to be included in coreutils. They're
both separate packages.

> Sed does many things and many things well, but the unix philosophy is to do
> one thing and one thing well.

sed does one thing well: apply one or more ed commands
non-interactively to a stream of text.

awk does one thing well: interpret a programming language specifically
designed to process text files, especially those which contain
Unix-style tabular data formats.

On the other hand, ls is an ugly mess.

Robert Ransom
Received on Sun Mar 31 2013 - 19:10:27 CEST

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