one of my favorite historical software lols is /usr/bin/true which started out as an empty file but now is 80 lines of C, just to return 0

· SubwayTooter · 2 · 0 · 3

@specter and let us not forget `false`... "do nothing, unsuccessfully". Returns 1. 🤘

@specter I don't think it was empty, it would at least have one line to set the interpreter ("#!/bin/sh"). Also, the source code size depends on the implementation (GNU is not the only nor the "official" implementation), the freebsd one is 48 lines (or effectively 5 lines) of C.

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