Subject: Re: technical acronyms (misc/17559)
To: Julio Merino <>
From: Dave <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 04/09/2003 11:50:24
On Wed, 9 Apr 2003, Julio Merino wrote:

> On 09 Apr 2003 11:33:32 -0700
> wrote:
> > (Is this enough to justify it?  Personally, I doubt it.  However, if
> > there's a reason to have the existing DB, there's definitely enough
> > reason to have a "computer terminology" one.)
> And it's just a few more bytes.  The file is very small, and even if more
> things get added to it, I doubt it will become "large".
> Anyway I find the wtf utility useful.  I don't have to use google to
> find a page that describes the acronym I'm looking for, and it's way
> faster...

I tend to think of it as a wonderful supplement to manpages.  It would be
good to have a computer "terminology database" in by default.  Does
wtf(1)'s environmental variable option indicate a single file, single
directory, or a $PATH-style list of directories to look through?  Offhand
I don't know and I'm nowhere near a NetBSD machine right now.

David Griffith