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Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2013 09:41:57 -0600
From: Rob Landley <>
Subject: Re: REG_STARTEND (regex)

On 01/15/2013 12:38:51 PM, John Spencer wrote:
> On 01/15/2013 04:50 PM, Daniel Cegiełka wrote:
>> busybox's tools share a lot of code.. and it is not easy to separate
>> one tool without moving whole bblib.
> by ripping it out of busybox i meant that you only copy the required  
> functions out of it.
> i dont think the sed applet will use more than 10% of libbb's  
> functionality.

As the main author of the busybox sed applet I'm pretty sure it doesn't  
(unless they changed it since I left), but it's also pretty easy to  
build just sed. (I also implemented the ability to build every busybox  
command as a standalone binary several years ago, it might still be  
there. I haven't looked.)


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