On Fri, Aug 12, 2005 at 12:35:55PM +0200, Matthias Urlichs wrote:
> David Lang:
> > after so many years of software development (and with the policy of never 
> > having conflicting command names) what three letter combinations are still 
> > avilable?
> > 
> Lots.
> > I'm assuming that the much smaller pool of two letter commands was long 
> > since exhausted, but if not what two letter commands are available?
> > 
> Lots of them, I hope, but all of them obscure.
> We even have 25 one-letter commands that are free. My /usr/bin/ only has
> 'w'. And if we run out, we could branch off into other alphabets;
> unfortunately, not everybody has a quick way to type an ??. Or ??. Or ???. ;-)

"gt" seems free on my machine here.  I haven't poke around at all the
other ones that have slightly different sets of software, but searching
on the Debian packages search engine:


cogito in Debian seems to have taken it already for git, anyway.

We can make the conversion easy for people by providing this shell
script for a few weeks:

        echo "Don't get a git - use gt!
        gt $*


Ryan Anderson
  sometimes Pug Majere
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