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Re: OT: automation

From: olafBuddenhagen
Subject: Re: OT: automation
Date: Sun, 25 Oct 2009 11:23:59 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.19 (2009-01-05)


On Sat, Oct 24, 2009 at 02:14:08PM +0200, Arne Babenhauserheide wrote:
> Am Samstag, 24. Oktober 2009 09:03:10 schrieb olafBuddenhagen@gmx.net:

> > 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, 
> I think the approach depends on what you want to archieve. 
> I don't need perfect commandline skills

Again, it's not about what you *need*, but about being able to work more

> (these are very opaque to others), but I like improving my Python
> skills, so I wrote the script :) Also I can easily teach not so tech
> savvy people to use that script. 

That's a very bad thing to do. I hate all these mmv and other bullshit
scripts -- it's really not so hard to learn some basic shell; and it's
*much* more valuable knowledge than usage of any specific scripts. This
generic knowledge, once obtained, can be reused in all kinds of

This is what UNIX -- and for me at least, also the Hurd -- is really all


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