Subject: Re: add less in /rescue
To: NetBSD Userlevel Technical Discussion List <tech-userlevel@NetBSD.ORG>
From: mouss <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/09/2004 21:30:43
Greg A. Woods wrote:
> Well to some folks it might be obscure, but that's my point. If more
> people learned at least the basics of 'ed' with enough depth that they
> could use its basic features without having to read the manual again,
> then they would not only be able to use it as a text editor in an
> emergency but they'd also have learned a great deal about Unix in
> general too.
I understand the first part (useful in emergency), but I don't see which
parts of unix can be learned from ed. The shell is a more appropriate
example for that.
> Well that just proves you do have lots to learn from 'ed' yet! ;-)
that's unfortunately true. everytime I got stuck, I promiss to learn it,
but once things get solved, the promiss get lost after the second boot...
> Well, the idea is that you'd put that script or one like in the form of
> a shell function in the .profile you keep in /rescue with other similar
> goodies you might like to have so that when the day comes that you're
> under pressure to fix something and you need a quick-and-dirty "pager"
> in the /rescue environment then all you have to do is use it.
Why not have a lib of useful shell functions in the dist?