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OT: automation (was: News 2009-08-31, documentation, wiki)

From: olafBuddenhagen
Subject: OT: automation (was: News 2009-08-31, documentation, wiki)
Date: Sat, 24 Oct 2009 09:03:10 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.19 (2009-01-05)


On Tue, Sep 29, 2009 at 08:27:37AM +0200, Arne Babenhauserheide wrote:
> Am Montag, 28. September 2009 10:16:29 schrieb Thomas Schwinge:

> > Even that (usually) is not hard at all if you know your Unix shell
> > scripting: find / grep / sed / ...
> That's true... I think I even wrote a small personal
> "replace_in_files" script for that at some time (so I wouldn't have to
> remember and type the intermediate commands).

I do the exact opposite in such situations: I only write scripts for
stuff that requires a lot of commands, or that I do *very* often --
precisely so I *have* to remember the commands, and thus practice my
generic command line skills, and also still know how to perform the
tasks by hand when my scripts are not available :-) (A large shell
history is a very powerful helper with remembering commands that I
already used once... ;-) )

I don't use "git rebase --interactive" for this same reason: reworking
branches "by hand" is tedious, but doing it now and then gives me a much
better feel for the Git concepts. Only when I'll have ingrained the
procudures so much that I can perform them without thinking, I'll start
using the automated way...


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