[rescue] Hark, something from the depths of the storage closet!
Jonathan C. Patschke
jp at celestrion.net
Fri May 16 20:51:12 CDT 2003
On Fri, 16 May 2003, Sheldon T. Hall wrote:
> Date: Fri, 16 May 2003 19:14:23 -0400
> >  cat `which true` to get the joke, unless, of course, you're on a GNU
> > system, in which case the joke becomes significantly less funny.
> The joke becomes downright odd on this machine ...
> Copyright (C) 2002 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
That's what I mean. GNU distributes a compiled true. The traditional
true is a /bin/sh script consisting solely of the comments that make up
the copyright notice about it being proprietary and unpublished AT&T
(or Microsoft) source code. The "unpublished" part is wonderfully
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