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Re: Obscene content in cygwin file.

----- Original Message ----- From: "Christopher Faylor" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, January 06, 2005 7:21 PM
Subject: Re: Obscene content in cygwin file.

On Thu, Jan 06, 2005 at 07:12:57PM -0800, Raye Raskin wrote:
----- Original Message ----- From: "Christopher Faylor"
Sent: Thursday, January 06, 2005 6:57 PM
Subject: Re: Obscene content in cygwin file.

On Thu, Jan 06, 2005 at 06:13:40PM -0800, Raye Raskin wrote:
The problem seems simple to me. A filthy Limerick is not a Fortune.

The program is misnamed.

Hmm. Ever heard of "grep" or "ls"? Fortune is much closer to being named something that makes sense than several other programs in the distribution.

If "grep" were named "delete" and everyone lived with it, then I could understand with your analogy. But the way it is, I can't.

Huh? The name "fortune" is close to what it does. It sort of displays fortune cookie like stuff. Labelling a program like grep with a English word that has no bearing on its functionality is not a correct analogy.

Sorry my remarks went over your head. I don't think a filthy limerick is in any way "sort of like" a fortune. Do you?

Let me state for the record: I have no problem whatsoever the
way the fortune program currently works or what it outputs.

Maybe someone should ask Torvald, not Red Hat.

Now you've really lost me. Do you think that Linus Torvalds has something to do with grep, ls, delete, or fortune? All of those certainly predate his first exposure to UNIX by many years.

My dad always told me "If you have to explain them, they're probably no good." So I'll stop.


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