Subject: Re: CVS commit: src/dist/am-utils/fsinfo
To: Perry E. Metzger <>
From: Greg 'groggy' Lehey <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/09/2003 12:48:56
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On Tuesday,  8 April 2003 at 11:36:44 -0400, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
> Richard Earnshaw <> writes:
>>> The Merriam Webster Dictionary and the American Heritage Dictionary
>>> both disagree with you. I tend to believe them.
>> Fowler (Modern English Usage)[1] prefers dropping the hyphen in this case.
>> In fact, he goes on to say that for technical words then the hyphen should
>> generally be dropped *if the reader can be expected to know the word
>> already*.
> This brings up an interesting question -- is filesystem better than
> file-system? I think so, but it isn't clear.

We had a flame^Wdiscussion on the FreeBSD lists about this particular
issue.  We decided that "file system" was correct.

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