ProtoCiv: porting Freeciv to Python CANNED

Owen Jacobson angstrom at
Fri Jan 16 09:15:11 CET 2004

On Fri, 16 Jan 2004 07:58:39 +0000, Andrew Dalke wrote:

> My favorite program for this is /bin/true.  On some machines it is 0
> bytes long.  It works on Unix and, with a ".bat" extension, on MS
> Windows.

[root at eidolon root]# uname -a
Linux 2.4.20-24.9 #1 Mon Dec 1 11:43:36 EST 2003 i686
athlon i386 GNU/Linux
[root at eidolon root]# ls -l /bin | grep true
-rwxr-xr-x    1 root     root        10172 Oct 29 06:44 true
[root at eidolon root]# ldd /bin/true => /lib/tls/ (0x42000000)
        /lib/ => /lib/ (0x40000000)

Not this machine, apparently.

Some say the Wired doesn't have political borders like the real world,
but there are far too many nonsense-spouting anarchists or idiots who
think that pranks are a revolution. 

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