Necessary code or trash?

Alan Batie alan at
Thu Aug 28 14:43:17 PDT 2003

On Thu, Aug 28, 2003 at 05:33:45PM -0400, Matthew Graybosch wrote:
> >  rm   - 410 268 bytes,
> >  mv   - 407 568 bytes,
> >  date - 423 748 bytes.
> As others explained these commands and others are statically linked so that
> they do not depend on libraries that live in /usr.

Once upon a time, libraries were constructed so that only the modules
you were actually using got included, even static ones.  Or so I was given
to understand...  Since libc is 1.2Meg, there still seems to be a little
bit of that going on, but sheesh!

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