Using console.perms

Karl Larsen k5di at
Mon Dec 31 16:31:39 UTC 2007

Jacques B. wrote:
> On Dec 31, 2007 8:04 AM, Karl Larsen <k5di at> wrote:
>> Tim wrote:
>>> On Sun, 2007-12-30 at 17:17 -0700, Karl Larsen wrote:
>>>> and this works fine, of course.
>>> And has *explained* nothing.  No, "how," no "why," no clues about it.
>>     It explains a whole lot more than the man page. It says you really
>> can do this, and it works.
>> Karl
> I have to agree with Tim.  You did not explain anything at all.  You
> simply pointed out two files and their contents.  You did not explain
> at all what entries are required in those files to achieve the sought
> after results.  You provide no explanation at all of why I'd go into
> those files to change ownership of /dev/ttyS0.  You provide no
> explanation of what changes you've made to those files (if any).  As
> Tim pointed out, you provide no explanation at all.
> At best you provided a "I have this in these files and it works for me
> so it will work for you.  Just do it." which has been typical of any
> guides you've attempted to post in the past.  But you didn't even say
> that much because as I stated above, it isn't even clear if you've
> made any manual changes to those files (and if so how did you make
> those changes - for the lay person), and if so what changes did you
> make and why.
> If you don't understand it well enough to answer such questions then
> at best you can post in response to someone asking about this topic
> something to the effect that "This is what I did and it worked for me.
>  Not sure why, but it works."  This way at least the person reading it
> knows that you are not offering informed/authoritative advice and that
> it should therefore be taken accordingly with the risks that come with
> such advice.
> Jacques B.
    Please guys, I wrote the original message in 5 minutes. I wanted to 
add a full explanation to the man page but the Doc guys said no. We do 
not want new people messing with console.perms.

    I have a paper written up but it is much longer. If you want to see 
it I will send it to you.



	Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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