On Fri, Jun 5, 2009 at 13:23, Chris Rees <utis...@googlemail.com> wrote: > 2009/6/5 Kirk Strauser <k...@strauser.com>: >> On Friday 05 June 2009 11:50:58 am Chris Rees wrote: >> >>> Is there a 'quick' way to use emacs instead of info? Like info-emacs topic? >> >> Not that I know of. :-/ >> >>> I've remembered why I hate the info browser so much; it reminds me of >>> the 'help' included with MS-DOS 6.22. Anyone remember that? >> >> Ouch. You had to go there, didn't you? > > I feel GNU is very similar in many ways to DOS, along with their > preference for 'long options'. Horrible. You end up with monstrosities > of commands. > > Traditional: > > % tar xzvf bluurgh.tgz > > GNU recommended: > > $ tar --extract --verbose --gunzip --file bluurgh.tgz > > Seriously, why are long options encouraged?
At a guess? Probably because it allows more options for the command line, and more easily read options, too. Kurt _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"