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Chris Rees utisoft at
Fri Jun 5 20:23:28 UTC 2009

2009/6/5 Kirk Strauser <kirk at>:
> On Friday 05 June 2009 11:50:58 am Chris Rees wrote:
>> Is there a 'quick' way to use emacs instead of info? Like info-emacs topic?
> Not that I know of.  :-/
>> I've remembered why I hate the info browser so much; it reminds me of
>> the 'help' included with MS-DOS 6.22. Anyone remember that?
> Ouch.  You had to go there, didn't you?

I feel GNU is very similar in many ways to DOS, along with their
preference for 'long options'. Horrible. You end up with monstrosities
of commands.


% tar xzvf bluurgh.tgz

GNU recommended:

$ tar --extract --verbose --gunzip --file bluurgh.tgz

Seriously, why are long options encouraged?


A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?
A: Top-posting.
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