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

Adam Williamson awilliam at
Mon Apr 19 23:51:30 UTC 2010

On Tue, 2010-04-20 at 01:51 +0300, Slava Zanko wrote:
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> 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:
> Thanks for attention.

This is something you don't need anyone's permission to implement. You
can simply implement it as a bunch of aliases defined in a file
in /etc/profile.d - see /etc/profile.d/ for an example - and
then make a package with your file in it.
Adam Williamson
Fedora QA Community Monkey
IRC: adamw | Fedora Talk: adamwill AT fedoraproject DOT org

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