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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
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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.

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