Friday, September 21, 2012

illumos grep(1) now able to traverse directories

This week I updated illumos grep(1), having added support for recursive searching:
$ man -M /usr/share/man grep
...
     -r
           Read all files under each directory, recursively. Fol-
           low  symbolic links on the command line, but skip sym-
           links that are encountered recursively. If file  is  a
           device, FIFO, or socket, skip it.

     -R
           Read all files under each directory, recursively, fol-
           lowing all symbolic links.

...

Enjoy!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

illumian, a new illumos based distro

This iso has become a rarity: as you know, NCP4 never saw the light:





Nevertheless illumos has now the second distribution - illumian, where the packaging system is the main difference from the OpenIndiana and the first iso has a very simple text-mode installer developed by Nexenta for the NCP distribution.
I hope illumian will continue to grow and improve, and for people who like Solaris but feel it could use a more practical "apt-get", illumian is exceptional.
If you're interesred in joining, feel free to talk in #illumian, or subscribe and make a post to the illumian-dev mailing list.