I've just had occasion to examine a file called options in my .gnupg
directory. I like scrolling through such files (hey, don't we all), so I
tend to use the 'less' command. However, there's something inherently
wrong with typing 'less options'. I could type 'cat options |less', but
that's a lot of extra characters. I could even type the gramatically
correct 'more options', which seemed okay; especially as I thought I
might have to add one in. But that's a solution that's devoid of scrolly
Obviously I could stick an alias into .bashrc, but darnit, if fewer was
an alias for less I could just type that in in the first place.
sourceforge.net reveals no programs called fewer.
So: a humble request to all you linux programmers out there:
1. Don't include a file called options. Or contents. 'configuration' is
a better word, as is stuffthatisincluded.
2. write a program called fewer for displaying file contents. It can
read email as well if you like.
|Robert Elliott |robert at alphyra.ie |
|Systems Administrator, Alphyra Group | |
|http://www.alphyra.ie |http://robertelliott.org |
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