Re: [dev] [sbase] find and xargs different results than busybox

From: Cág <>
Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2018 14:32:57 -0400

Markus Wichmann wrote:

> Because ls's job is to list files. Not to columnate output. There's
> another tool for that.

Makes sense; there's cols(1) for that.

> Unfortunately, GNU ls is capable of outputting color codes, but BSD
> column is not capable of understanding them. I tried to write something
> like this myself, once, and I wonder what's the easiest way to find out
> the width a string will take up on a terminal. Because that's the info
> you need to columnate the output properly, and short of implementing all
> possible terminal control strings myself again, I don't know how to do
> this. wcwidth() is of limited utility in this quest, as control codes
> consist of multiple characters of which most do take up space if on
> their own, but don't in this sequence.

I see no need in colors in terminal except maybe one-two programs; with
BusyBox I have to alias ls to "ls --color=never", because by default it
shows color, a behavior copied from gahnoo.

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