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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: Utterly painless arch?

From: Tobias C. Rittweiler
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: Utterly painless arch?
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2003 18:47:13 +0200

On Wednesday, September 10, 2003 at 12:10:27 PM, 
    John Goerzen <address@hidden> wrote:

> On Tue, Sep 09, 2003 at 10:28:58PM -0700, Zack Brown wrote:
> >
> > > I find the use of filenames starting with = (which must be escaped in
> > > bash) and + (which confuses many editors) far more difficult and
> > > annoying.
> >
> > Yes, but you don't need to read any documentation in order to figure out
> > what to do with those files. That's the difference.
> *I* don't.  But I think that a lot of the kind of people you are reaching
> out to will have no idea that you have to add a backslash in front of all
> the filenames that start with an = (the docs don't show this) or a ./ in
> front of all the filenames that start with a + for many editors (I believe
> the docs do briefly mention this.)  IOW, they *CAN'T* read the tla docs to
> find out what to do here, because it's not covered.
> Granted, at its heart, it's a shell issue, but a newbie like this is not
> entirely likely to know to a) run man bash, and b) find out what to do from
> reading that gigantic manpage.

Why should those people ever try tla? (I don't want to become
elitistical here, but really... a revision control system isn't a very
casual tool.)

-- tcr (address@hidden)  ``Ho chresim'eidos uch ho poll'eidos sophos''

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