NM: the usual rant

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu
Sun Mar 1 14:07:31 UTC 2009

Timothy Murphy wrote:
> Surely Linux error messages should be intelligible
> by the common user?
> Or are they intended solely for gurus?

Some are for end users, some are for gurus (meant for posting on bug
reports and mailing lists).  "Translating" every error message is not a
good use of developer time.

> Where are the states documented?

Use The Source, or be patient.

> NM = nightmare ...


Matt Flaschen

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