Obscene content in cygwin file.

Christopher Faylor cgf-no-personal-reply-please@cygwin.com
Fri Jan 7 03:24:00 GMT 2005

On Thu, Jan 06, 2005 at 07:12:57PM -0800, Raye Raskin wrote:
>----- Original Message ----- 
>From: "Christopher Faylor"
>Sent: Thursday, January 06, 2005 6:57 PM
>Subject: Re: Obscene content in cygwin file.
>>On Thu, Jan 06, 2005 at 06:13:40PM -0800, Raye Raskin wrote:
>>>The problem seems simple to me.  A filthy Limerick is not a Fortune.
>>>The program is misnamed.
>>Hmm.  Ever heard of "grep" or "ls"?  Fortune is much closer to being named
>>something that makes sense than several other programs in the distribution.
>If "grep" were named "delete" and everyone lived with it, then I
>could understand with your analogy.  But the way it is, I can't.

Huh?  The name "fortune" is close to what it does.  It sort of displays
fortune cookie like stuff.  Labelling a program like grep with a English
word that has no bearing on its functionality is not a correct analogy.

>Maybe someone should ask Torvald, not Red Hat.

Now you've really lost me.  Do you think that Linus Torvalds has
something to do with grep, ls, delete, or fortune?  All of those
certainly predate his first exposure to UNIX by many years.


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