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Re: setprop vs. propset

From: Jens Seidel <jensseidel_at_users.sourceforge.net>
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2008 10:05:26 +0200

On Fri, Aug 22, 2008 at 07:05:18PM -0500, Peter Samuelson wrote:
> [Tyler Winter Mace]
> > I have trouble using the "propset" and "propget" (etc) commands. Almost
> > every time, I type "setprop" or "getprop." That's because I want to "set"
> > a "property" and that's how I expect the command to be when I type it on
> > the command line.
> Probably the simplest thing is just to get used to the abbreviations
> pl, pg, ps, pe, pd. If you think of a group of 5 two-letter commands
> with a common one-letter prefix, it should be easy to remember it isn't
> a common one-letter suffix. Or maybe it's just me. As Jay Ashworth
> says, so many things are just me.

Oh, yes, it's just you :-) Using the two-letter abbreviations is the
worst thing I can imagine and I have always trouble guessing the proper
command name from it. It is easier for shortcuts such as "ci" for
"commit" because this is also supported by CVS nevertheless I strongly
suggest to use the long form in examples and to reproduce bugs ...

I also tried already to use "setprop" but once I get an error message I
just continue trying "propset" (or "propertyset, ...) so I find the
proper command usually after not more than two guesses. "pg" I used
never in the past ...


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