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

drago01 drago01 at
Tue Apr 20 13:00:09 UTC 2010

On Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 2:55 PM, Pavel Alexeev (aka Pahan-Hubbitus)
<forum at> wrote:
> 20.04.2010 03:29, Ryan Rix пишет:
>> 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.
> I also against making it global by default. But this can be done in
> separate folder, not to standard /usr/bin, and then added for users who
> want it just add it into PATH.
> I not sure what I want it, but sometimes really hard understand by name
> what do command and from which area it is.

That is what man command is for ...

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