"tree" package to be included out-of-the-box

Ethan Baldridge ethan at superiordocumentservices.com
Sat Nov 21 01:12:31 UTC 2009

I'm with you on vim (and also changing the /etc/alternatives/vi alias on its install -- the number of times I've hit a cursor key while in insert mode only to shake my fist at the monitor...)

Oh well, hjkl is where it's at anyway, right? :)

I'd never heard of tree until just now - seems like it's basically a pretty-print ls -R. Neat, sure, but essential? I'd think the GIMP would be a higher priority for disc space (not trying to touch off a flamewar, just saying...)


> -----Original Message-----
> From: ubuntu-devel-discuss-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com [mailto:ubuntu-
> devel-discuss-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com] On Behalf Of Daniel Robitaille
> Sent: Friday, November 20, 2009 8:05 PM
> To: ubuntu-devel-discuss at lists.ubuntu.com
> Subject: Re: "tree" package to be included out-of-the-box
> On Fri, Nov 20, 2009 at 6:27 PM, Chris Jones <chrisjones at comcen.com.au>
> wrote:
> > Ok, this is really starting to bug me. Why is the "tree" package not
> > installed by default in Ubuntu? Other distros such as Fedora have it
> > installed by default.
> >
> > I know it's easy enough to install at only ~500kb, but it irks me as
> > it's a command I use all the time and I think it is just something/a
> > command that should be included without the user having to install
> it.
> >
> > Cheers.
> I think we all have our personal pet packages we would like to have
> installed by default, and all our answers would be a bit different
> from each other.  Mine are "flip" and "vim" (instead of the default
> vim-tiny...).
> There is just so much space available to whatever become the Ubuntu
> default, and every kb counts; and it's not like the extra few seconds
> to install them in the few cases during the year I setup a system
> totally from scratch will kill me.
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