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Re: Bug#790933: ITP: drive - Google Drive tool

On 2015-07-05 13:16, Christian Seiler wrote:
A good example for this is the open(1) command: way back when Linux was
still in its infancy, somebody decided it would be a good idea to have
a command to run something on a different virtual text console, and
they named it 'open'. This is the reason why you have 'xdg-open' for
opening files according to their mime type (and that command is not
that known, because of its name), because 'open' was already taken. For
an operation such as starting something on a new virtual terminal, open
is far too generic a name to have been a sensible choice even back
then, but that ship has sailed.

By that logic 'xdg-open' would also have been barred to use the name 'open'.

So _please_, please choose a different name for the binary in
Debian,[1] because accessing a cloud service (that might not be around
in 10 years, see e.g. Google News as for how such things can disappear
in a relatively short time) is something really, really specific and
really shouldn't take up a generic name that will haunt us for years to

OT: You're not looking for News here, you're looking for Reader. (Except if you are in Spain.)

Kind regards
Philipp Kern

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