[Bug 211579] Remove socket support in cat(1)

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Thu Aug 4 14:53:36 UTC 2016


--- Comment #3 from Maxim Konovalov <maxim at FreeBSD.org> ---
(In reply to Sevan Janiyan from comment #2)

In https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=83482 I see nothing
about inetd(8).

This feature was committed 15 years ago and since than nobody complained.  

There is a non-zero probability that people are using this particular feature
in their scripts and removing it will break backward compatibility with no
particular reason.

Unix world utilities historically have a lot of overlapping functionality.  So
far it works more or less ok.


> a utility that is intended to concatenate files 

But unix socket is a file.

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