[uClibc]Re: awk replacement for initfini.pl

David McCullough davidm at snapgear.com
Tue Oct 15 05:26:28 UTC 2002

Jivin Erik Andersen lays it down ...
> On Tue Oct 15, 2002 at 12:45:52PM +0900, Miles Bader wrote:
> > Rob Landley <landley at trommello.org> writes:
> > > Busybox has ash.  As shells go, that doesn't suck too badly.  It's about the 
> > > volkwagen bug of shells: as small as you can get and still function...
> > 
> > ash didn't work on uClinux the last time I checked (I forget why; maybe
> > it uses sbrk or fork).
> Yup.  Ash doesn't use brk/sbrk, but it is pretty chummy with
> fork() and converting it to use vfork() looks like a pretty 
> nasty chore.

I had a go at it quite a while back and almost got some of it going on uClinux.
If anyone wants a copy I still have it.  It isn't an easy task.

The minix shell from the uClinux-dist is the way to go for simple scripting
on uClinux,


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