[svlug] -who option

Mehma Sarja mehmasarja at gmail.com
Mon Mar 4 22:01:43 PST 2019

Thanks all for your inputs. The closest thing I have in mind is on
Wikipedia. I get the relevance of books, podcasts and articles on the web.
The thought behind it was when I was learning Linux I thought to myself,
"these commands are so random and numerous, they must have some history
behind them. That would make it easier to remember." But now we can look it
up on the web easily.


On Sun, Mar 3, 2019 at 10:31 AM Rob Landley <rob at landley.net> wrote:

> On 3/3/19 12:12 PM, Mehma Sarja wrote:
> >     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.
> Have you tried the Software Heritage Project's "universal code archive"?
> https://twitter.com/pleia2/status/1102084434201763840
> Rob
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