On Sat, Dec 15, 2007 at 04:13:49AM +0200, Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
>
> On 2007-12-14 21:10, Frank Shute <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > I used bash for an interactive shell for about 5 years until I
> > discovered the goodness of pdksh. About half the size, statically
> > linked, not full of bugs and better editing features. Plus it's not
> > GPL.
> 
> Hi Frank,
> 
> Now that you mention pdksh, have you tried mksh (in Ports too)?

No I haven't but I'll certainly give it a look. I've just upgraded my
window manager: blackbox -> fluxbox, so I might aswell upgrade my
shell ;)

> 
> 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:

Sounds good, thanks for the tip Giorgos.

> 
> % [EMAIL PROTECTED]:/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

Wow. My pdksh is much smaller:

$ ls -ld /usr/local/bin/ksh
-r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  681584 Jan 23  2007 /usr/local/bin/ksh

$ pkg_info -W /usr/local/bin/ksh
/usr/local/bin/ksh was installed by package pdksh-5.2.14p2_2

It's also statically compiled. I wonder what is bloating yours so
much. Was it built with debugging code or something?

> % [EMAIL PROTECTED]:/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
> % [EMAIL PROTECTED]:/usr/local/bin$


-- 

 Frank 

        
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