Hello. I’d like to install
netcat. There are two versions in the official repos:
pacman -sS netcat extra/gnu-netcat 0.7.1-8 GNU rewrite of netcat, the network piping application community/openbsd-netcat 1.217_2-1 TCP/IP swiss army knife. OpenBSD variant.
Which one should I pick? I’m a bit surprised to see a BSD utility in the repo. I tend to go for the highest version number, and assume older alternates are just for backwards compatibility. Is there something else going on here?