[TUHS] Command line options and complexity

Dan Cross crossd at gmail.com
Fri Mar 6 00:53:31 AEST 2020

On Wed, Mar 4, 2020 at 11:18 PM Ken Thompson via TUHS <tuhs at minnie.tuhs.org>

> do i get a prize:

Depends on whether you do your grocery shopping at Trader Joe's.

ls -tj
> /bin/ls: illegal option -- j
> usage: ls [-ABCFGHLOPRSTUWabcdefghiklmnopqrstuwx1] [file ...]

Very nice. Wasn't there something in the fortune file at one point about
the "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" bridge crossing scene where the
question was, "what $n$ lower case letters are not options to ls(1)?"

        - Dan C.
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