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

Steve Johnson scj at yaccman.com
Fri Nov 17 12:17:43 AEST 2017

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!"


----- 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 [1]>
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 $ '



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