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On 02/04/08 15:10, Kent West wrote:
> oxy wrote:
>>>> where is man here? There is only a strange xman :-[
>>>> The /usr/share/man is actually there ...
>>> "man" stand for manual.  As in "the document that tells you how to
>>> use a piece of software".  You might be too young to have ever seen one.
>>> But then, you might be a dog.  I'd never know.
>>>> an apropos? whatis?
>>> Apropos: of an appropriate or pertinent nature.
>>> Software that tries to guess what you want to do, and suggest which
>>> command-line app meets your need.
>>>> `xtem --help` says that `xterm -fs 14` should work, but the font size
>>>> does not change!
>>> Can't answer that one...
>>> How new are you to the whole Unix world?  A long time Windows user?
>>>  Computer nerd or "plain old user"?
>> I've being since nearly a decade using unix. I dont know what you
>> intend with
>> those vage answers, if u actually did not answer anything. The
>> questions are quite
>> ok, and if u were trying to play the big, you didnt convince.
>> Please, help to keep the educational/informative purpose of the list.
>> It's not a place to excercice your misleading superiority complex.
> I doubt there was a superiority complex thing going on here (although
> that's just a guess on my part); although his answers are a bit vague,
> your questions are also a bit vague (even though you think they're
> "quite ok").
> Without knowing your skill level, the respondent could only guess at how
> much you know and how specific he needed to be, so he may have assumed
> you were a newbie who wasn't actually asking what you meant to ask.

That's *exactly* why I asked.  OP seems not to know what man pages
are, so we need to know how much info to give him, and how to
present it.

> I had thought to answer you, but I also wasn't quite sure what you were
> asking, so I waited to see if someone else responded first (I then
> responded to your original).
> I say all this to let you know that the respondent was probably not
> intending to do the "superiority" thing.
>> Also, do not send email privately to me. Send to the list
> Yes, the respondent did mess up on this point.

I purposefully sent it private, since it appeared that he(?) was a
rank noob, and those questions aren't the kind that you typically
ask on a public mailing list.

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