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Re: We need easier installation.

> That is indeed the problem.  Of course, in your example, vi and emacs would
> _both_ have a high rating because they're so popular.  But which vi, and
> which emacs?  There are at least three vi's I know (nvi, elvis, vim) and at
> least three emacsen (emacs19, emacs20, xemacs).  Some of these must be worse
> than others.

And, for example, I have both emacs20 and xemacs installed ;)
> To get an idea of how long it would take to run, try this command:
>      ls -lu $(grep -h /bin/ /var/lib/dpkg/info/*.list) | gzip -c >/dev/null

FWIW: 6 seconds on a PII 266 w 64M ram.


Elen sila lumenn' omentielvo

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Selwyn College Computer Support

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