Subject: Re: "toor" is not Bourne-again shell!!!
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Igor Sobrado <email@example.com>
Date: 09/08/2005 11:13:34
I had been reading the feedback on this issue from other users and members
of The NetBSD Foundation. As I do not received email copies of the replies
(I am not subscribed to this mailing list) I was not aware about the nice
and high quality feedback received on this matter until I read the messages
Holger Weiss says that "Bourne-again Superuser" appeared in 4.3BSD. Well,
I think that, as BSD heritage, we should NOT change it without a VERY GOOD
Christos Zoulas observed that this comment pre-dates bash, in fact, it is
not a mistake.
I fully agree with Aaron J. Grier and Geoff Wing about humorous bits...
well in all except in one detail:
"You can tune a file system, but you can't tune a fish."
is not true... if we tune a fish we have a tuna fish or tunny (for British
Don't know a lot about Stephen Falken current job, but after making
a computer that played a nuclear wargame with NORAD he would not be
hired by a computer company. Certainly, for him "the only winning
move is not to play" these days.
Seriously, as it is clear that "Bourne-again Superuser" not only pre-dates
bash but also is a 4.3BSD heritage we should not change it without a very
good reason. Please, drop my request.