[TUHS] Another "craft" discussion topic - mindless tool proliferation
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)
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
Grant. . . .
unix || die
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