Georg Wilckens durandal at
Sun Jun 11 18:15:48 PDT 2000

On Sun, Jun 11, 2000 at 06:48:51PM -0500, Kurt V. Hindenburg wrote:
> start-stop-daemon.c has a comment in the beginning :
> /*
>  * A rewrite of the original Debian's start-stop-daemon Perl script
>  * in C (faster - it is executed many times during system startup).
> Would bash script be faster than C? or perl?

No, but which of the following do you think would be faster:

1)   bash -> start-stop-daemon -> program_to_start

2)   bash -> program_to_start

The way it's being done is obviously 1, so there must be a reason why
we can't do 2. Any comments are very much welcome.

Georg Wilckens <durandal at>

Experience is the worst teacher. It always gives the test first and
the instruction afterward.
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