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From http://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/69223/how-to-replace-mac-os-x-utilities-with-gnu-core-utilities Brew install coreutils your commands will be accessible with g préfix so call gsplit


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Assuming you're referring to binaries, no, you can't run GNU/Linux binaries on a GNU/Hurd system. Compatibility involves a number of factors, including the kernel; any binary which accesses resources managed by the kernel (including, notably, file access) will end up including kernel-specific information, such as how to invoke the kernel (syscalls etc.). ...


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GNU find has an optimization which can be applied to find . but not to find . -type f: if it knows that none of the remaining entries in a directory are directories, then it doesn't bother to determine the file type (with the stat system call) unless one of the search criteria requires it. Calling stat can take measurable time since the information is ...



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