Useful tools missing from /rescue

Tim Kientzle kientzle at
Mon Sep 3 12:41:49 PDT 2007

Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
> ... [chown] is still almost 4x the size of chmod:
 > $ ls -ld chown
 > -rwxrwxr-x    1 keramida  users  - 550624 Sep  3 03:06 chown
> $ ls -ld chmod
> -rwxrwxr-x  1 keramida  users  - 165884 Sep  3 03:08 chmod

getpwuid() pulls in DNS, NIS, and a bunch of other network
routines, which are quite large.  chmod doesn't need to
look up user or group names.

Tim Kientzle

P.S.  Interesting experiment:  for every function in libc,
create a statically linked and stripped binary that references
that one function and look at the sizes.

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