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awarded  Notable Question
Apr
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comment Why is “echo” so much faster than “touch”?
I totally agree - see my comment on the main question about how /bin/echo is as slow as /bin/touch so the reasoning is sound. I just wanted to reproduce the timing of strace and failed using dtruss/dtrace and the bash -c syntax doesn't work as expected on OS X either.
Apr
9
comment Why is “echo” so much faster than “touch”?
@Dubu echo -n is a valid builtin for bash on OS X and on 10.9.2 the timings for /bin/echo match the timings for /bin/touch with the shell builtin of echo orders of magnitude faster as expected/explained.
Apr
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comment Why is “echo” so much faster than “touch”?
Did you compile strace on OS X or run your test on another OS?
Feb
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awarded  Popular Question
Jul
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answered What is “System Memory ” displayed in nmon in AIX?
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Jul
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accepted Can ksh on AIX be configured to use the tab key for filename completion?
Jul
22
comment Can ksh on AIX be configured to use the tab key for filename completion?
This is likely going to end up being the answer unless there's an obvious way to teach the old ksh new tricks. It appears the /usr/bin/ksh is intentionally not updated with features and the second binary has more recent features compiled. Since it seems to work out of the box, pressing tab works as expected now with little risk that other scripts will fail on a difference between ksh and ksh93.
Jul
22
comment Can ksh on AIX be configured to use the tab key for filename completion?
@HenkLangeveld I get a "bad substitution" error when I try to echo ${.sh.version} - The version of box.rte.shell is 7.1.1.16
Jul
22
comment Can ksh on AIX be configured to use the tab key for filename completion?
This doesn't work either in the ksh version I have installed. I prefer the vi bindings, but switched over to emacs to see if this would let the tab key work as expected.
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Jul
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revised Can ksh on AIX be configured to use the tab key for filename completion?
explain how I get ksh to run
Jul
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comment Can ksh on AIX be configured to use the tab key for filename completion?
@schaiba - Thanks for catching my incomplete phrasing of the question. My $TERM is xterm whether I'm logged in over putty/ssh or have spawned xterms...
Jul
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asked Can ksh on AIX be configured to use the tab key for filename completion?
Jun
28
comment Which tool can tell me the distribution of Linux that is running when uname is generic?
Also, once I finally found out about lsb_release, I figured you'd all dupe this with unix.stackexchange.com/questions/31170/… or unix.stackexchange.com/questions/35183/… but in the end - it's all good since the index is so great at searching closed questions.
Jun
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comment Which tool can tell me the distribution of Linux that is running when uname is generic?
No worries - I'm quite familiar with moderation on the SE network even if I don't come by this section of it often. Thanks for making sure I knew what was up :-)