Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 2nd Nov 2011 23:17 UTC
Fedora Core Good news from the Linux world. Fedora has announced its intention to drastically alter the file system layout of its Linux distribution. The plan's been out for a while, but was brought to my attention by Brian Proffitt (still the best name ever) over at ITWorld. The gist is to move all binaries to /usr/bin, and all libraries to /usr/lib and /user/lib64.
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RE: Why not go all the way?
by caruccio on Thu 3rd Nov 2011 01:07 UTC in reply to "Why not go all the way?"
caruccio
Member since:
2010-10-19

lowercase, please. shift keys are expensive.

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RE[2]: Why not go all the way?
by oinet on Thu 3rd Nov 2011 03:40 in reply to "RE: Why not go all the way?"
oinet Member since:
2010-03-23

lowercase, please. shift keys are expensive.


Exactly!

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RE[2]: Why not go all the way?
by bogomipz on Thu 3rd Nov 2011 07:13 in reply to "RE: Why not go all the way?"
bogomipz Member since:
2005-07-11

This and many more concerns are answered very well by the GoboLinux creator:

http://gobolinux.org/?page=doc/articles/clueless

In fact, the concerns on typing-friendliness always comes up in discussions about the GoboLinux tree. To that, I can only respond that, in a properly configured shell like the one that comes by default with GoboLinux, typing /Programs takes the exact same number of keystrokes as typing /usr: slash, lowercase p, Tab.

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ThomasFuhringer Member since:
2007-01-25

When does a user ever type this?
They just select it in a list in the GUI. And the current ridiculous naming scheme is inpenetrable to them. And ugly.

Computers should be made for users and not developers.

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RE[3]: Why not go all the way?
by oinet on Thu 3rd Nov 2011 11:09 in reply to "RE[2]: Why not go all the way?"
oinet Member since:
2010-03-23

When does a user ever type this?
They just select it in a list in the GUI. And the current ridiculous naming scheme is inpenetrable to them. And ugly.

Computers should be made for users and not developers.


CLI users are users too.

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RE[3]: Why not go all the way?
by l3v1 on Thu 3rd Nov 2011 11:34 in reply to "RE[2]: Why not go all the way?"
l3v1 Member since:
2005-07-06

When does a user ever type this?


Uhmm... all the time.

There exist users other then "users".

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sorpigal Member since:
2005-11-02

Since it doesn't matter to dumb "desktop users" who don't understand anything and just click anyway and it DOES matter to those of us who use the command line, why not satisfy everybody instead of just the philistines?

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mikelward Member since:
2007-03-22

Agree, but it's trivial to adapt to.

~/.inputrc
set completion-ignore-case On

~/.zshrc
zstyle ':completion:*' matcher-list '' 'm:{a-zA-Z}={A-Za-z}'

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