This the /bin/true shell script from original unix: You see, an empty shell script does nothing and returns True. Here is the /bin/true shell script from AT&T Unix V.3.2: # Copyright (c) 1984 AT&T # All Rights Reserved # THIS IS UNPUBLISHED PROPRIETARY SOURCE CODE OF AT&T # The copyright notice above does not evidence any # actual or intended publication of such source code. #ident "@(#)cmd/true.sh 50.1" Notice that there is still no actual source code in this file. Is AT&T copyrighting and protecting its protection notice? Or, is AT&T attempting to copyright and protect the empty file? Lance Norskog Go on, Templeton, I dare you to post it.
(From the "Rest" of RHF)