replace true(1) and false(1) with simple shell scripts

Jake Maciejewski maciejej at
Sat Mar 18 16:20:21 PST 2006

On Sun, 2006-03-19 at 00:54 +0100, Simon 'corecode' Schubert wrote:
> On 18.03.2006, at 23:14, Robert Nagy wrote:
> > The following diffs are replacing true(1) and false(1) with
> > simple shell scripts because there is no need for more.
> >
> >
> >
> I wonder why the guys as CSRG/FreeBSD didn't use shell scripts for 
> that.  I guess they must have had a reason.  I doubt it's about speed, 
> but who knows.

I checked other *NIX distros. NetBSD and OpenBSD use shell scripts,
Solaris uses C but with _exit() before the return statement, and GNU
uses a C program, but I haven't checked the source.

> What's the gain in having those as shell scripts?
> cheers
>    simon
Jake Maciejewski <maciejej at xxxxxxxx>

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