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Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2002 10:20:40 -0500
From: Christopher Faylor <cgf AT redhat DOT com>
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Subject: Re: Link for MORE
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On Tue, Mar 19, 2002 at 06:29:09AM -0800, Joshua Daniel Franklin wrote:
>>I have no objection if the original contributors want to take the
>>cygutils source package, rip out everything that isn't (for instance)
>>'mkshortcut'-related, and release a standalone autotool'ed mkshortcut.
>>(However, I'm not pushing for that.)
>Personally, I feel a good test is whether it's something people are going
>to look for coming from another *NIX platform or not. There are people who are
>looking for the pager 'more' since that's what they used on SunOS 1.0 or 
>something. No one is going to be asking, "Why doesn't cygwin have 'mkshortcut' 
>or 'cygstart'!?!?" since they are cygwin-specific. (Not entirely true of, for
>example, unix2dos but close.)

Conversely, someone could ask "Why do I have to get mkshortcut when all that
I wanted was cygstart!?!?"


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