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Re: Don't you think there are too many *sum utilities?

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: Don't you think there are too many *sum utilities?
Date: Mon, 09 Apr 2007 14:16:18 +0200
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address@hidden writes:

> One more comparison. Why do we have the only one 'mknod' utility and
> why don't we have separate 'bmknod' (for block devices) and 'cmknod'
> (for character devices)?

mknod is just a wrapper around the syscall, which does both.

> Do you fill the difference now?!

The alghrithms used by the sum programs are very different to each other.


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