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Re: surfraw: surprized you added so many commands to /usr/bin

On Mon, Jul 14, 2003 at 01:13:49PM +0100, Stephen Stafford wrote:
> Okay, I can see that a lot of commands might be desirable here, but there
> are a LOT of these with VERY generic names.  "ask", "fast", "rhyme", "cite",
> etc.
> The package seems to be effectively unusable at the moment (see bug #200164)
> and looks effectively unmaintained to me (no upload in over a year, and no
> buglog entries from the maintainer in that long that I can find.)
> So, the solutions I am considering are:
> 1: I hijack/adopt this package, clean it up, reduce the namespace pollution
>    by making each command an argument to just ONE command, and generally
>    making the package fit for use.

I would greatly prefer that the surfraw commands be moved into some
other directory, like /usr/bin/surfraw (by analogy with /usr/bin/mh),
which I can add to my $PATH. I've grown very used to typing 'google'.


Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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