Utility to find date and size of files.

Nicholas Clark nick at ccl4.org
Fri Jan 25 21:31:49 GMT 2008

On Fri, Jan 25, 2008 at 01:44:32PM +0000, Peter Corlett wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 25, 2008 at 01:08:31PM +0000, Bob Walker wrote:
> [...]
> > Adding stuff is fine. What bugs me is gnu/linux people who forget that
> > things are different elsewhere.
> It's probably more a case of not really caring to wade through fixing the
> brokenness of various oddball platforms when they're writing the code for
> free.

Their own code is broken *on Linux* if it assumes that /bin/sh is bash.
(this being one of the things that was just mentioned)

Their own code is also broken *on Linux* if it assumes x86.
(This one had become rarer, but might return now that consumer PPC hardware is
no longer sold, and ubiquitous Alphas are long gone)

> "This is free software. IT COMES WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND."

This is true. Including any warranty that the author is competent.
Code doesn't need to be portable. And free code doesn't need to be anything.
It's just irritating when with a little effort things could be much better.

Nicholas Clark

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