Subject: Re: your mail
To: Peter Seebach <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Curt Sampson <email@example.com>
Date: 09/27/1997 23:51:40
On Sun, 28 Sep 1997, Peter Seebach wrote:
> Anyway, the reason the POSIX sh has all of these features is that the
> time when you are most likely to be stuck with "the shell" is the time when
> you are most likely to be under stress, and making typos, and the time when
> you are most likely to be in a hurry. It's when the system is down.
This, I think, is a good point. One of the reasons I stick to
/bin/sh for everyday use is that that's what I use when I'm most
under stress: when one of my 24x7 servers has suddenly decided it
doesn't like it's /usr partition or its root partition or something
similar. Having command line history at a time when every second
counts is a godsend.
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