Re: Package organization issue...
>>>>> "Dale" == Dale Scheetz <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Dale> On 26 Apr 1997, Michael Alan Dorman wrote:
>> Dale Scheetz <email@example.com> writes: > Third:This is really
>> just a personal request. I think that mc should be > part of
>> standard. This would bring libgpm1 into standard as well.
>> I like mc, too, but it's not got any claim at all to being
>> standard. It'd a DOS-ism applied to Unix.
Dale> I understand that mc started life as a clone of the DOS tool
Dale> of similar name, but today it is far more than a simple
Dale> window philosophy. Its virtual file systems, the ftp file
Dale> system in particular, make it a well integrated Unix
I like mc a lot too. It is an invaluable tool for anyone working on
a text console, with or without a mouse. With it one can view files,
see the way through the directory hierarchy, and manipulate ownership
and permissions in an easy-for-a-beginner to understand way. It
formats manual pages very nicely. If Lynx is installed, it will use
it on a pipeline to format html to be viewed. It can look inside .deb
package files, tar files, and rpm's.
I also suggest that the shell function shown in mc's help screen be
added to the "/etc/profile" file (and exported there) by `mc`s
Karl M. Hegbloom <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Portland, OR USA
Debian GNU 1.2 Linux 2.0.30t
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