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Date: Wed, 15 May 2002 13:22:46 -0700 (PDT)
From: Joshua Daniel Franklin <joshuadfranklin AT yahoo DOT com>
Subject: Re: diff and diff-utils in category base
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Robert Collins wrote:

> Any reason why diff and diff-utils are in the 'base' category?
> They seem much more 'devel' to me.

I hate to always be a pain about 'base', but I use diff for a lot of
non-devel things. Lists of name with duplicates that you only need the
duplicates, for example:
# uniq list > ulist; diff list ulist 

All I need is textutils and diff, no gcc or anything. 
I see the argument for it being 'base' as:
--a very basic UNIX utility, useful for non-devel things
--in Debian's 'base'
--very small in any case

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