ford, you underestimate the power of disk-caching.
wiping out a couple of mb is real fast; it just gets slower if its more files.
and, as the last guy points out, if you have a shellscript, and $FILE can be empty you don't want cron to send you mails about 'file not found'
its been that way 30 years now.
How about AIX ? I really like it ... have to cope with it everyday ;-)
well, have some dead boxes in the cellar, need some time to have a look at them again...
in general its a problem that its not generaly available to the interested person, same problem as hpux...
wanna check whether citadel is portable enough? ;-)
That has me wondering, though, when smitty was first introduced vs. linuxconf.
who. I was showed smitty somewhen at cebit, and just thought WTF? No aix for willi.
I'm not an IBM'er, but I've been administering AIX systems for nearly 9 years, and Linux for 16 or so.
I played with AIX a little in my short time at IBM (contractor, Tivoli, QA work).
I was asked to lobotomize the machine, unfortunately, so I deleted the /dev folder.
Which is sort of another IBM hallmark, no?
It's got an IBM level of stability and discipline to it, that's for sure.
It's reliable as anything. But it's a pain in the neck to work with.
I was also referring to the hard-to-work-with bit.
There's a few IBM'ers and former IBM'ers here (I'm a former IBM'er)
who've had experience with AIX. I think the one aspect of AIX that I
Ahhh smitty. AIX was actually pretty cool when you got used to its fucked up quirks.
I mean it deviates from the norm just as much as solaris and hpux and linux do, because there is no real norm to compare to.
Whereas solaris 10's tar actually can't do the z part in tar zxvf, linux tar does z and j and has for a long as I've ever known about it.
To that end linux is a far far better system to work with than any other.
Then again aix has xldb, which for its time was a pretty rockin debugger.
Solaris has sun's dev environment I think it's called sunstudio which blows away anything else except eclipse, but eclipse is new, so before eclipse there was nothing else to compare to.
But now I'm getting away from the OS and talking about dev tools so I guess that doesn't count.