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Re: Bug#801837: ITP: yank -- interactively select and yank terminal output to stdout or xsel

On Thu, 15 Oct 2015 18:14:17 +0200
Alexandre Detiste <alexandre.detiste@gmail.com> wrote:

> > > Sounds very cool, but apt-file tells me this name is already
> > > taken:
> > > 
> > > emboss: /usr/bin/yank
> > 
> > I think I'll keep the package name, but I'll install the binary
> > itself under some other name, maybe something
> > like /usr/bin/yank-cli ?
> Hi, from [1], I see that emboss ships 261 programs in
> /usr/bin/ including cool names like "banana", "chaos", "needle",
> "water", "wobble" ... so this means all these names
> can't be re-used forerver :-(
> Current /usr/bin/yank [2] is 10 lines of code, the new tool
> seems more usefull for more users;
> [2]
> https://sources.debian.net/src/emboss/6.6.0%2Bdfsg-1/emboss/yank.c/

Well, that `emboss` tool clearly appears to be lame in its approach:
it should provide a single CLI tool called `emboss` which would have
those "yank" et al as its subcommands so that anyone could do something
like `emboss yank ...` etc.

I'd say this should be reported as a bug upstream.

The original names could be provided as a compat package shipping a
bunch of shell one-liner scripts.

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