[linux-elitists] Re: GNOME > you

Jay Sulzberger jays@panix.com
Sat Jan 3 09:20:01 PST 2004



On Sun, 4 Jan 2004, Jeff Waugh wrote:

> <quote who="Jay Sulzberger">
>
> > > The old name is *immediately* available. When you rename, the old name
> > > is there in full, selected for editing. You needn't start typing over
> > > the selection - you can move around and modify what's already there.
> >
> > But when I make a mistake and lose a part of the old name which is hard to
> > remember, or at least easier to copy than remember and retype, your IO
> > protocol makes things inconvenient and the task at hand hard, not easy.
>
> Do you write novellas in your filenames? Like, seriously, what behaviour are
> you trying to optimise for here?
>
> - Jeff

Here is part of the output of ls in the directory of root on this box:

 diff.dist-upgrade.18-20.December.2003                 dist-upgrade.21.November.2003
 diff.dist-upgrade.18-20b.December.2003                dist-upgrade.21b.December.2003
 diff.dist-upgrade.18-20c.December.2003                dist-upgrade.21c.December.2003
 diff.dist-upgrade.20-20b.December.2003                dist-upgrade.23.December.2003
 diff.dist-upgrade.20c-21.December.2003                dist-upgrade.23.November.2003
 diff.dist-upgrade.20c-21b.December.2003               dist-upgrade.23.October.2003
 diff.dist-upgrade.20c-21c.December.2003               dist-upgrade.24.November.2003
 diff.dist-upgrade.20c-23.December.2003                dist-upgrade.25.December.2003
 diff.dist-upgrade.23.to.25.December.2003              dist-upgrade.25.November.2003
 diff.dist-upgrade.23.to.25.December.2003~             dist-upgrade.25b.December.2003
 diff.dist-upgrade.23.to.25b.December.2003             dist-upgrade.25c.December.2003
 diff.dist-upgrade.23.to.25c.December.2003             dist-upgrade.25d.December.2003
 diff.dist-upgrade.23.to.25d.December.2003             dist-upgrade.26.November.2003
 diff.dist-upgrade.23.to.28.December.2003              dist-upgrade.28.December.2003
 diff.dist-upgrade.23.to.31.December.2003              dist-upgrade.3.November.2003
 diff.dist-upgrade.23.to.31.December.2003~             dist-upgrade.31.December.2003
 diff.dist-upgrade.31.December.2003.to.2.January.2004  dist-upgrade.4.December.2003
 dist-upgrade.1.December.2003                          dist-upgrade.4.November.2003
 dist-upgrade.11.December.2003                         dist-upgrade.5.December.2003
 dist-upgrade.11b.December.2003                        dist-upgrade.5.November.2003
 dist-upgrade.12.December.2003                         dist-upgrade.6.December.2003
 dist-upgrade.12.November.2003                         dist-upgrade.7.December.2003
 dist-upgrade.12b.December.2003                        dist-upgrade.7.November.2003
 dist-upgrade.12c.December.2003                        dist-upgrade.8.November.2003
 dist-upgrade.12d.December.2003                        dist-upgrade.9.December.2003
 dist-upgrade.12e.December.2003                        dist-upgrade.9.November.2003
 dist-upgrade.12f.December.2003                        lilo.10.October.2003
 dist-upgrade.12g.December.2003                        lsof.out

Here is a clipping from xterm 3 on the screen before me right now:

 jays@knoppix:~/ALKAN$ ls
 op17_LePreux.mid           op31_16.mid          op39_06.mid
 op23_saltarelle.mid        op31_17.mid          op39_07.mid
 op27_le_chemin_de_fer.mid  op33_QuasiFaust.mid  op39_10.mid
 op31_01.mid                op35_01.mid          op39_12.mid
 op31_02.mid                op35_04.mid          op47_Finale.mid
 op31_03.mid                op35_05.mid          op63_LaVision.mid
 op31_04.mid                op35_06.mid          op63_Staccatissiomo.mid
 op31_05.mid                op35_07.mid          op65_n6_barcarolle.mid
 op31_06.mid                op35_09.mid          op74_Lesmois_L1_1_NuitDHiver.mid
 op31_07.mid                op35_10.mid          op74_Lesmois_L3_1_NuitDEte.mid
 op31_08.mid                op35_11.mid          op74_Lesmois_L4_1_GrosTemps.mid
 op31_09.mid                op38_n1.mid          op75_Toccatina.mid
 op31_11.mid                op39_01.mid          op76_1.mid
 op31_12.mid                op39_02.mid          op76_2.mid
 op31_13.mid                op39_03.mid          op76_3.mid
 op31_14.mid                op39_04.mid          touslesMidi.zip
 op31_15.mid                op39_05.mid

oo--JS.



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