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Re: default skel files (Re: PAGER=less)

On Tue, 18 Oct 2011, Izumi Tsutsui wrote:

> As I wrote my first post, I'm suggesting to remove all aliases
> in skel/dot.cshrc.  What's the problem?

I think it can be valuable to have aliases that are not too outlandish in
skeleton files that are installed for new users, simply because new users
are not always experienced users and having a skeleton rc file that they
can examine is a useful primer in customising their own environment.

I don't suggest something like

  alias ls 'echo you should edit your .cshrc file, luser'

but there should be examples for them, and I'm not sure if
/usr/share/examples existed in 4.2BSD but a real example that is already
working for them might have been considered better anyway. Learning by
modifying what is already present is always easier than starting with a
blank page.


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