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Re: Command-line verbosity

From: B. W. Fitzpatrick <fitz_at_red-bean.com>
Date: 2000-10-24 22:23:28 CEST

> > It seems to me, Jim, that you really dislike screen noise --
> > especially kinds that involve gratuitous newlines, which ultimately
> > force you to vgrep up a (now really long) terminal buffer.
> What I dislike is hiding information I need to know amongst large
> amounts of other information I don't.

I like some feedback, but about a year ago, I aliased cvs to 'cvs -q'
and have been much happier ever since.
> If that other info merely carries the message "all is well", it's not
> worth it. I don't suffer from shell prompt separation anxiety.

> The 'repeat necessary information at the end' strategy addresses my
> concern. But I still think you're wussies for wanting feedback spew,
> and you'd be happier overall if you got used to its absence.

Well, not *all* of us are comfortable without an operating system.


-Fitz, ducking.
Received on Sat Oct 21 14:36:12 2006

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