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Re: [SLUG] Help with rm
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Help with rm
- From: davidf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Dave Fitch)
- Date: Wed Aug 30 12:36:44 2000
Anand Kumria <wildfire@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> On Tue, Aug 29, 2000 at 11:55:34AM +1100, Russell Davies wrote:
> > ; The moment you find this to be the case, is the moment you should go out
> > ; and compile the GNU toolchain for your platform.
> > I don't like this argument. This often isn't an option.
> Or get the binary packages. Sheesh, did I really have to spell this out?
ha, and now back to the real world. Ie. the one where you don't own
all the boxes you have to do things to. The one that has production
machines with strict controls on what can and can't be installed.
> > ; All these portability problems go away once everyone is using the GNU command
> > s.
> > IMO, it's better (and less effort) to adopt an approach that works
> > everywhere, then you'll never be nastily surprised. You can't install
> > fileutils on every unix box in the world (a lot which aren't running
> > Linux).
> Of course you can, if it is your box you put on what you think makes it
of course, but what if it's not your box?
Then you have to make do with what's available.
Same as I don't like using too many aliases cos as soon you
go to a customer site you don't have them anymore and have to
remember the "real" commands.
Of course this doesn't just apply to computers either.
A similar problem exists for those who rely on speed dialing on
their phone rather than remembering the phone number.