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Re: The 1n command

Subject: Re: The 1n command
From: Van Helsing
Date: Sat, 03 Nov 2007 21:03:19 GMT
Newsgroups: uk.comp.os.linux


Ian Rawlings wrote:
On 2007-11-03, Paul Martin <pm@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

This is correct, but not "correct".

ianr@desktop ~ $ which ln
/usr/bin/ln
ianr@desktop ~ $ ls -l /usr/bin/ln
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root 7 Jan 26  2006 /usr/bin/ln -> /bin/ln
ianr@desktop ~ $ ls -l /bin/ln
-rwxr-xr-x  1 root root 24004 Jan 26  2006 /bin/ln
ianr@desktop ~ $ ldd /bin/ln
        linux-gate.so.1 =>  (0xffffe000)
        libc.so.6 => /lib/libc.so.6 (0xb7e3c000)
        /lib/ld-linux.so.2 (0xb7f60000)
ianr@desktop ~ $ echo $BASH_VERSION 3.00.16(1)-release

So it's built into your version of bash, but not mine.  But who was
claiming what was built in, and built into what?  Largely irrelevant
otherwise without context.


"Built in" usually refers to shell built ins... commands that for reasons of efficiency or access to environment are part of the program that implements the shell as opposed to separate standalone binaries.

echo and  set are two that spring to mind but there are many others...

VH.

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