Why questions don't get answered, or "No, I've already RTFM, tell me the answer!"

Michael A. Peters mpeters at mac.com
Thu Dec 29 10:30:11 UTC 2005

On Wed, 2005-12-28 at 22:46 -0800, jdow wrote:

> Craig, this is an 'ix'-like operating system. Users are expected to
> abbreviate commands into oblivion, ls for list and ps for process status
> come to mind. I concluded long LONG ago it was because people could not
> type. (Hey, I sympathized with that concept, too!)

Actually I think it was because storage space use to be extremely
limited in original unix - so keeping commands short saved extra bits in

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