[nycbug-talk] fave BSD tips/tricks?

Charles Sprickman spork at bway.net
Wed Aug 26 00:14:08 EDT 2009

On Wed, 26 Aug 2009, Jerry B. Altzman wrote:

> on 8/25/2009 5:31 PM Charles Sprickman said the following:
>> On Tue, 25 Aug 2009, Jerry B. Altzman wrote:
>>> on 8/24/2009 6:46 PM Miles Nordin said the following:
>>>> It's just annoying when basic unix things like apropos, xcalc, or
>>>> emacs are missing.  Unix has become a single-user platform.  Working
>>> Clearly, your idea of what 'basic unix' things are and mine differ.
>>> That's ok, _non disputandum est_ and all that.
>> Hey, you know real men use "bc" for all their calculator needs, right? :)
> I was going to write something like that, but I didn't want to fall into the 
> "Real Programmers" mentality, or as Miles go nicely put it:
>> ``works for
>> me so fuck off'' is a Windows attitude.

I seriously do use it.  Even on my Mac.  The terminal window is right 
there, and who doesn't love two-letter commands?

Plus the launch time of the gui calculator on my Mac depresses me.


> //jbaltz
> -- 
> jerry b. altzman  jbaltz at 3phasecomputing.com  +1 718 763 7405

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