And yet on my Arch machine, there is no such command, either packaged as part of util-linux or elsewhere. Both
pacman -Qo line and
pacman -Ql util-linux showed nothing related to
line, and even a brutish
find / -iname "*line*" came up with nothing relevant.
As it turns out,
line is part of the source for util-linux, but is enabled through a
kmandla@lv-r1fz6: ~/downloads/util-linux-2.24$ ./configure --help | grep line --enable-line build line
Regardless, double-checking the PKGFILE for util-linux, it’s not enabled in Arch. I’m not sure exactly what corresponds to a PKGFILE in Debian, but the patch tracker for util-linux 2.20 shows that flag enabled.
+CONFOPTS= --enable-raw --enable-rdev --with-slang --enable-ddate --enable-line
So there you have it. Case closed. I can take off my deerstalker now. If I put this much time and effort into every program on my list, this silly blog would be a lifetime’s project. 😯
The moral of the story? Always check Wikipedia first. No wait, that can’t be the moral. … 🙄