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Re: [RFC] Exim as standard Debian MTA?

On Thu, Aug 27, 1998 at 08:20:04PM -0700, Steve Lamb wrote:
> On Thu, 27 Aug 1998 10:27:22 -0400, Stephen J. Carpenter wrote:
> >I have to agree here....
> >I mean "standard" is standard not "What the average newbie needs"
> >The normal newbie doesn't use sed, awk, grep, or much else.
>     The normal newbie doesn't use sed, awk, grep, or much else.
>     The normal newbie does, however, use tools that use sed, awk, grep, or
> much else.

Thats kinda besides the point....my point was that just because
the normal newbie doesn't use it that doesn't mean they shouldn't have it :)

Even if tools didn't use sed, awk, grep, etc they still should exist,
even if only because, as they come to be more experianced users
they will need them.

Or could put it this way...most users DO use tools which want cron (locate
was one of the first really usefull commands I learned...man I wish more
comercial Unix installations had locate...) and locate is kind of
useless if updatedb isn't run.

Cron wants an MTA (as has been said) 

>     Take, for example, perl.  How many people dabble in perl, esp. newbies? 
> Very little.  How many newbies are likely to use tools that use perl?  100%. 
> ;)

Well PERL is just such a nice language....
I do need to learn more perl...but then again...
I think I want to leanr sed and awk first (currently even I don't regularly use
much more than grep for filtering...time to learn...)

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