[linux-elitists] Re: Yet another mozilla atrocity

Jeff Waugh jdub@perkypants.org
Tue Oct 14 04:44:09 PDT 2003


<quote who="Rick Moen">

> Quoting Jeff Waugh (jdub@perkypants.org):
> 
> > I'm not sure why you'd expect gconftool-2 to be documented as if it were
> > an end-user oriented tool. It's not. It's for scripting, system
> > adminstrators, and users with 'special needs'. 
> 
> How 'bout because things in /usr/bin should have manpages?
> 
> I think you have a serious disconnect from Unix, Jeff.  I was going to say
> "Unix conventions", but suspect it's a much broader problem.  And willful,
> rather than reflecting ignorance.
> 
> You probably don't see it as a problem, which is your prerogative, but it
> means you're wasting your time and ours with all this transparent
> question-begging.

No dude, absence of man pages is a bug, not a crime. You seem to be assuming
that I am some kind of post-*nix hippie or something - odd.

- Jeff

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