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Artifact ID: 958ac71a11518275184ca5bd20b63e8b877aa0d8
Page Name:Bloat measurement
Date: 2012-03-05 15:08:10
Original User: onys
Parent: dd7577a0c0b291aac99dc933e91b60de68220ce8
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There are many way to measure bloat e.g. by number of code lines. I think that other good way is to check command line options:

ls --help | awk '/Usage:/ {name = $2} /^ +-/ {i++ } END {print name ": " i}'

You can find attached AWK script, which checks almost all GNU coreutils, example output on CentOS 5.7:

Name of command and number of command line options:

cat: 12
tac: 5
nl: 13
od: 20
base64: 5
fmt: 8
pr: 27
fold: 6
head: 6
tail: 13
split: 8
csplit: 8
wc: 7
sum: 4
cksum: 2
md5sum: 7
sha1sum: 7
sort: 20
uniq: 10
comm: 5
ptx: 20
tsort: 2
cut: 11
paste: 4
join: 11
tr: 6
expand: 5
unexpand: 6
ls: 59
dir: 59
vdir: 59
dircolors: 5
cp: 30
dd: 2
install: 19
mv: 12
rm: 8
shred: 9
mkdir: 6
rmdir: 5
unlink: 2
mkfifo: 4
mknod: 4
ln: 13
link: 2
readlink: 9
df: 16
du: 28
stat: 8
sync: 2
yes: 2
expr: 2
tee: 4
dirname: 2
basename: 2
pathchk: 5
stty: 18
printenv: 2
tty: 3
id: 9
logname: 2
whoami: 2
/usr/bin/groups: 2
users: 2
who: 18
date: 10
uname: 11
hostid: 2
chcon: 12
runcon: 7
env: 4
nice: 3
nohup: 2
su: 9
sleep: 2
factor: 2
seq: 5

Number of commands: 77

Total number of options: 763
  without counting --version and --help: 609

Average per command: 9.90909
  without counting --version and --help: 7.90909