[TUHS] the origin of dotfiles

Dario Niedermann dnied at tiscali.it
Sun Aug 19 08:46:23 AEST 2012

Jason Hellenthal <jhellenthal at dataix.net> wrote:

> With all due respect to Rob Pike, I really do not find it all that
> interesting. .files being no different than any other file other than
> not being displayed in a listing ? it seriously makes utterly no
> difference other than the human PoV. Just because "We did it in Plan
> 9" does mean squat other than "We did it differently".

IMO the interesting - and funny - part is that dotfiles were born as an
unintended side effect of a flagrant kludge.


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