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Re: include dos2unix/unix2dos in coreutils ?

From: Matthew Woehlke
Subject: Re: include dos2unix/unix2dos in coreutils ?
Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2006 13:37:02 -0600
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Bob Proulx wrote:
Matthew Woehlke wrote:
all of which should probably be symlinks to/copies of one program
that changes default behavior based on its argv[0].)

No, please don't.  It means that programs change their behavior based
upon their names.  When a the program is copied or renamed it no
longer works the same.  Having been burned by that myself it is now
one of my pet peeves.

...so gzip, groff and vim are pet peeves? I guess I don't see the problem as long as you can use options to override the defaults that looking at argv[0] sets.

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