Necessary code or trash?
alan at batie.org
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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