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Re: [Nmh-workers] fmttest program - where to install it?

From: norm
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] fmttest program - where to install it?
Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2012 05:47:32 -0800

Paul Fox <address@hidden> writes:
> (wouldn't you think all the two character names would be gone by now?)

Interesting question.

Allowing numerals and upper and lower case letters. but not special characters, 
there are 3,844 possible 2 character commands. Allowing only lower case letters 
there 676 possible commands. There are 66 two letter commands in my $PATH. 
Excluding commands in ~/bin and /usr/local/bin there are 49 two letter 
commands. There are no 2 letter commands in /usr/local/nmh/bin/ .

All of this excludes shell built in commands, (there are several two character 
built in commands in bash 4.1.2(1)) functions and aliases.

I'm running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 with a developer installation option 
and and a lot of optional stuff.

Nonetheless, I, with you, am surprised that there isn't a lot more collision.

    Norman Shapiro
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