Shell commands like to OS/2 shell (or MS PowerShell)

Ryan Rix ry at
Mon Apr 19 23:29:25 UTC 2010

On Mon 19 April 2010 3:51:23 pm Slava Zanko wrote:
> Hi folk,
> I want to propose new idea about names of command line utilites...
> For example, all present utilites have sence just for guru's (ls, rm,
> fsck etc), but for novies it's hard to use. Is good idea to symlink'ing
> (shell aliasing) these and much more utilz to another names? Like to:
> ls -> filesystem.list
> rm -> filesystem.remove
> fsck.* -> filesystem.check.*
> mkfs.* -> filesystem.make.*
> convert -> media.convert.image
> mencoder ->
> oggenc ->
> mplayer -> media.player.*
> etc
> This idea will be easy to realize (need to make at first time one rpm
> package with lot of symlinks... and then long-time work in all present
> rpm-packages for respect this technology). But we need for
> standartization of alias names... in ideal case, standartization must
> touch all distros (new standard?)
> P.S. This not my idea. Originally from:
> eotf=1&
> n
> Thanks for attention.

I'm against making a mess of PATH with a crapload of symlinks. 
If this were to happen, it should happen at a bashrc alias level, and even 
then I'm still against it. 

Ryan Rix
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