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Re: Help!

Steve Lamb wrote:

>Kent West wrote:
>>The same applies to can openers, car stereos, telephones, entertainment
>>centers, and a host of other devices: if you want me to use your
>>product, make it easy to use.
>    None of which come close to the compexity of a computer, an OS or even
>most the installed programs.  Even so many of the above devices come with
>documentation and the user, to get pretty much any use of them, needs to read
>it.  I dislike the notion that pandering to the willfully ignorant in our
>societies is a path that we should take.
I'm thinking more along the line of entering a command name, such as
foo, not knowing how to use it, and it comes back with some info such as
"Usage: foo input_file output_file to foo-ify an input-type file to an
output-type file; see 'man foo" for examples and more information"
rather than just returning to the command prompt with no feedback
whatsoever, or worse, "Invalid data".


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