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[SLUG] Wht the Old Junk in New *nix?
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- Subject: [SLUG] Wht the Old Junk in New *nix?
- From: Jeff Waugh <jdub@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue Jul 11 11:04:12 2000
- User-agent: Mutt/1.2i
Disclaimer: Please don't flame the newbie.
With recent discussions about termcaps, etc. I started thinking about the
relative obscurity of all these configuration details...
Why do they still exist? How *practically* useful are they anymore?
Is it a case of backwards/cross compatibility, and that no one has the urge
or flameproof suit strong enough to come up with new specifications?
Obviously, this is a question coming from someone used to "New" *nix,
primarily as a desktop machine or standalone server, and the simplicity that
comes from using the average distro (Slackware excluded, yes).
I'm not debating the use of plain text files for configuration, merely the
gumpf that's grown over certain areas, and shows little sign of being cut
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