HEADS UP: /bin and /sbin are now dynamically linked

Richard Coleman richardcoleman at mindspring.com
Sat Nov 22 19:10:49 PST 2003

M. Warner Losh wrote:

> : I agree.  termcap.small is amazingly uncurrent.  However, perhaps some
> : merging and reducing is in order.  Why is a full cons25 or vt2xx needed?
> : vi only needs a few capabilities.  I think we mostly use copies of large
> : termcap entries because copying the whole things is easier.
> You have a good point.  My termcap was done so that we could run a
> number of applications...
> Grepping seems unsatisfying to find out which keys are used.  Do you
> have a list?
> Warner

Is the extra maintenance worth it to save a few hundred bytes?

It might even make sense to dynamically generate termcap.tiny at build 
time by pulling out the entries in /etc/termcap for a selected list of 
terminal types.  Then, no extra maintenance would be needed.

Richard Coleman
richardcoleman at mindspring.com

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