[svlug] -who option

Mehma Sarja mehmasarja at gmail.com
Sun Mar 3 10:12:45 PST 2019

> Michael it seems to me that an attempt at bringing together all possible
> sources of "documentation" creates a heavy on-going burden on the mule. I
> want a personal insight/s into the development of the utility.  I am not
> trying to capture documentation, instead an experience. For example, why
> was it named such, who or what prompted you to write or improve it, were
> you trying to scratch an itch or did something inspire you, were you in
> some dire situation which forced your solution, did you have an epiphany,
> why did you collaborate, did you learn a language to accomplish the task or
> you wanted a project after mastering a language, did you have a mentor or
> tormentor that made you do it, did your family or someone inspire you.

As you can see, this has very little to do with documentation as we think
about it.

Sarah your response makes me think there should be an independent utility
like "author" or "history" and used like "hist -ls" to get a history of ls.
"auth" would be a better choice of name. Originally I thought of "who" but
that's already taken. And yes, that can be developed independently rather
than setting a "-who" standard forcing thousands of changes. That is a way

Thanks for your inputs,

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