[TUHS] Another "craft" discussion topic - mindless tool proliferation

Grant Taylor gtaylor at tnetconsulting.net
Wed Sep 20 14:26:30 AEST 2017


On 09/19/2017 07:02 PM, Larry McVoy wrote:
> +1.  Man pages should be short things that remind you how to run the program. 
>  Putting a user guide in man pages is nuts, and in today's world texinfo is 
> just as nuts.  Put it on the web and move on.  But don't give me the see 
> texinfo man page, I hate that crap.

I have long told people trying to learn unix "Most people don't learn 
from man pages.  Man pages are great reference after you know (some of) 
<bla>."

I typically refer someone to online tutorials or start an in person / 
email discussion with them about what they are trying to learn.  Usually 
I try to tailor it to and / or reference things that I'm aware they are 
familiar with.



-- 
Grant. . . .
unix || die


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