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Bug #5801

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nuke big file scanner (bfs)

Added by Josef Sipek over 7 years ago. Updated over 7 years ago.

Status:
Closed
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
Category:
cmd - userland programs
Start date:
2015-04-08
Due date:
% Done:

100%

Estimated time:
Difficulty:
Bite-size
Tags:
needs-triage
Gerrit CR:

Description

The description of bfs from the manpage:

     The bfs command is (almost) like ed(1)  except  that  it  is
     read-only  and  processes much larger files. Files can be up
     to 1024K bytes and 32K lines, with  up  to  512  characters,
     including  new-line, per line (255 for 16-bit machines).

Given the limitations, this utility is essentially worthless.

Bryan Cantrill's thoughts about bfs from Surge 2012: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Gp-RXCLO2M#t=58m10s

Finally, for what its worth, I've heard that Oracle is removing bfs from Solaris.

Actions #1

Updated by Electric Monk over 7 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Closed
  • % Done changed from 80 to 100

git commit eba03e8e19855a13cb54c87ad0767659a673b834

commit  eba03e8e19855a13cb54c87ad0767659a673b834
Author: Josef 'Jeff' Sipek <jeffpc@josefsipek.net>
Date:   2015-04-13T21:39:21.000Z

    5801 nuke big file scanner (bfs)
    Reviewed by: Richard Lowe <richlowe@richlowe.net>
    Reviewed by: Albert Lee <trisk@omniti.com>
    Approved by: Dan McDonald <danmcd@omniti.com>

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