pdksh vs. mksh info [was: Re: Apparently,
csh programming is considered harmful.]
frank at esperance-linux.co.uk
Mon Dec 17 11:38:20 PST 2007
On Sun, Dec 16, 2007 at 07:21:23PM -0500, Tom McLaughlin wrote:
> On Sat, 2007-12-15 at 04:13 +0200, Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
> > Hi Frank,
> > Now that you mention pdksh, have you tried mksh (in Ports too)?
> > I've installed it and successfully run moderately large ksh scripts
> > (like the webrev(1) utility of OpenSolaris), and it is about an order of
> > magnitude smaller than pdksh here:
> > % keramida at kobe:/usr/local/bin$ ls -ld mksh bash ksh
> > % -rwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel - 684699 Dec 9 19:51 bash
> > % -r-xr-xr-x 1 root wheel - 2390645 Aug 31 17:07 ksh
> > % -r-xr-xr-x 1 root wheel - 236202 Dec 9 18:34 mksh
> > % keramida at kobe:/usr/local/bin$ ldd mksh bash ksh
> > % mksh:
> > % libc.so.7 => /lib/libc.so.7 (0x280ae000)
> > % bash:
> > % libncurses.so.7 => /lib/libncurses.so.7 (0x28101000)
> > % libintl.so.8 => /usr/local/lib/libintl.so.8 (0x28144000)
> > % libiconv.so.3 => /usr/local/lib/libiconv.so.3 (0x28156000)
> > % libc.so.7 => /lib/libc.so.7 (0x2824b000)
> > % ldd: ksh: not a dynamic executable
> > % keramida at kobe:/usr/local/bin$
> I've maintained a port of OpenBSD's pdksh for some time but I've never
> committed it. Think of pdksh but still actively maintained.
> [tom at releng-7-fbsd tom]$ ls -al /usr/local/bin/ksh
> -r-xr-xr-x 1 root wheel 192032 Dec 16 18:22 /usr/local/bin/ksh*
I always assumed that the pdksh in ports had the OpenBSD patches in
I've downloaded the shell archive and I'll build it.
Any chance that you will commit this in the future? I'd almost
certainly use it.
Thanks for your work & time, it's much appreciated!
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