[rescue] [geeks] Solaris being discontinued? Rumors flying

Stefan Skoglund (lokal användare) stefan.skoglund at agj.net
Sun Dec 4 05:39:56 CST 2016

lC6r 2016-12-03 klockan 22:52 -0600 skrev Jonathan Patschke: 
> On Sat, 3 Dec 2016, Phil Stracchino wrote:
> > To be clear, I'm not talking about the latest shiny bling-bling desktop
> > environment.  I'm talking about things like common Unix cli utilities
> > that don't yet support command-line options that I've taken for granted
> > for ten years.
> It goes both ways.
> FreeBSD's tar can uncompress an archive whether it's gzipped, xz-ed,
> bzipper, or compressed with one flag (z) instead of needing to pick one of
> several (z, Z, l?, or j).
> SIGINFO.  Linux doesn't have it.  Solaris doesn't have it.  The BSDs and
> OS X do, and you'll miss it once you get used to being able to ask a
> process how close to done it is.
> I have yet to meet a disk-labeling tool for Linux as scriptable and
> easy-to-use (if not easy-to-learn) as gpart.  It supports MBR and GPT and
> requires no GUI.  My CentOS box appears to have nothing like that.

expect and fdisk ?

> Do we even have to discuss the convoluted state of procps?  Or the fun new
> replacements for ifconfig and route?

I do like "ip(8)" !
NOT so much the dependence on a working GUI in (for example) the
Redhat/Centos installer.

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