Subject: Re: eject -l, and PR bin/13087
To: None <>
From: YAMAMOTO Takashi <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 01/03/2006 05:06:25
> PR bin/13087 asks that a hard link to eject be made, and that it will be called
> "loadcd".  The theory is that eject -l cdrom is a rather silly way to load a cd
> into a drive.
> I'd like to implement this patch, however rather than calling the link "loadcd"
> I'd like to call it "load" to mirror "eject" better, and make the usage more
> general.  It might be feasable one day to have a tape drive that eject -l would
> work on, and typing "loadcd tape" is just as silly as "eject -l tape"
> Comments?  Objections?

i don't think it's a good idea to have links for each operations.
generally, it's silly to change the behaviour on argv[0].

if you think "eject -l" is silly, why not to make it something
like "mediactl -l"?