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Old 10th August 2008
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Hello,
I've poked a bit into that directory and some strange files appeared.
*) /usr/share/misc/flowers
Code:
# Flower : Meaning
#       @(#)flowers     8.1 (Berkeley) 6/8/93
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# Upside down reverses the meaning.
Err, wtf?
*) /usr/share/misc/units.lib - is there some software that is using this?
*) /usr/share/misc/birthtoken
Code:
# Birthday : Birth Stone : Birth Flower
#       @(#)birthtoken  8.1 (Berkeley) 6/8/93
WTF again

Anyone, idea for the other-than-fun purpose of these files?
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There are often historical relics in /usr/share/misc... but most are used by user land programs, not that I know exactly which ones.

One file, which.. I don't know if FreeBSD has anymore, is /usr/share/misc/inter.phone.
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Oh, as for units.lib.. that's used by units(1).
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birthtoken and flowers look like files used by quiz, which used to be part of FreeBSD base ... You can get it from games/freebsd-games
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One file, which.. I don't know if FreeBSD has anymore, is /usr/share/misc/inter.phone.
No, but there are iso3166 and iso639 which contain international country letters and a number
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