[TUHS] TECO was: Re: basic tools / Universal Unix

George Michaelson ggm at algebras.org
Fri Nov 17 12:38:13 AEST 2017


I THINK that I don't like ls colours, but I have to admit that since I
started trying to pay attention more, I find colour coding has some
value, for some meaning of some and no value defined.

Actually no, I still hate colour LS. I like ls -F because the implied
extra information can be semantically extracted with a grep, although
why find . -type d -maxdepth 1 isn't being used is beyond me.

de gustibus non disputandum, but on a unibus, there are also no
disputes because the bus master arbitrates

On Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 10:17 AM, Steve Johnson <scj at yaccman.com> wrote:
> Reminds me of a comment a seasoned co-worker came out with when looking over
> a new employee's program, filled with
> variableNamesThatRanOnAndOnForHalfALineOrMaybeLonger.  "I used to write boot
> loaders that were shorter than your variable names!"
>
> Steve
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From:
> "Andy Kosela" <akosela at andykosela.com>
>
> To:
> "Dave Horsfall" <dave at horsfall.org>
> Cc:
> "The Eunuchs Hysterical Society" <tuhs at tuhs.org>
> Sent:
> Thu, 16 Nov 2017 23:58:59 +0100
> Subject:
> Re: [TUHS] TECO was: Re: basic tools / Universal Unix
>
>
>
>
> On Thursday, November 16, 2017, Dave Horsfall <dave at horsfall.org> wrote:
>>
>> On Thu, 16 Nov 2017, Dave Horsfall wrote:
>>
>>> Speaking of which, am I the only one annoyed by Penguin/OS' silly
>>> coloured "ls" output?  I can never remember how to turn off that frippery,
>>> as the contrast is particularly hard on my eyes; the minimalist "F" flag
>>> works just fine.
>>
>>
>> Thanks, all; I'll just knock up a simple script that blows away the entire
>> environment and unaliases everything in sight.  I'll probably call it "orca"
>> because I have a warped sense of humour...
>>
>> Unix taught me to be minimalist; you had to be when writing a bootstrap to
>> fit into 512 bytes...
>>
>
> If you happen to be on Red Hat derived Linux, the easiest way to turn off
> all this crap is to rename /etc/profile to something like /etc/profile.dist
> and then populate your own startup scripts.
>
> For a minimalist prompt I just use:
>
>   export PS1='\h \$ '
>
> --Andy
>
>


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