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Re: Software/HD ecology (was Re:...Bug in Emacs 21.3.50)


From: Phillip Lord
Subject: Re: Software/HD ecology (was Re:...Bug in Emacs 21.3.50)
Date: 11 Dec 2002 12:56:38 +0000
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>>>>> "Ajanta" == Ajanta  <address@hidden> writes:

  Ajanta> Phillip Lord <address@hidden> wrote:

  >> At the end of the day, Stefan's point, that hard drive space is
  >> not worth the effort saving it would entail, is true.

  Ajanta> I didn't get my point across. The problem is not of space
  Ajanta> but clutter.  If you see some trash thrown around somewhere,
  Ajanta> it is not necessarily occupying a large % of the space or
  Ajanta> volume. But it is still clutter, that would add up. However,
  Ajanta> I would concede that tolerance for or aversion to such
  Ajanta> things is probably a matter of personal taste.

Well this is a different issue. Clutter for me is a problem in user
space. I keep my home space relatively clean, because otherwise its
hard to use. I am rigorous about avoiding duplication of all sorts,
because otherwise I make mistakes. 

In space managed my the machine (like for instance a make file
installed emacs), I couldn't care less about duplication, or
clutter. Computers don't get confused by clutter. 

Phil
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Jason Rumney <address@hidden> writes:

> Michael Hudson <address@hidden> writes:
> 
> > Yes, but I use my iBook in situations where using an external mouse
> > would be inconvenient.
> 
> So get a trackball instead.

No.  Attempts to educate me in the proper use of my computer are
appreciated[*], but my original question was answered at least a week
back...

Cheers,
M.
[*] note sarcasm, please.

-- 
  MAN:  How can I tell that the past isn't a fiction designed to
        account for the discrepancy between my immediate physical
        sensations and my state of mind?
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"Tim Haynes" <address@hidden> wrote in message
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> While I'm passing: is there some reason that asserting the setgid bit on
> the directory would be a bad idea?

Since you asked, Tim...Yes. This goes back to a design from my younger unix
days. Actual users are running as client logins and the files are owned by
these pseudo-users. I have an environment variable that contains the actual
user. I want to set the group id of a file to reflect who actually changed
this client's file. This is why just fixing it to the directory's group id
is not what I want.

I have this process working, now. Thanks to all who helped me.



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