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New That extra [Y] - unacceptable.
No, that wouldn't work. The reason Unix commands ask no questions is they are used by automation scripts most of the time and the questions would either be confusing or there would be no one there to answer them.
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New Re: That extra [Y] - unacceptable.
How many times do you blindly answer 'OK' or 'Y' or... how often has it saved you? right, it's just an annoyance. It works the first few times you encounter it and thereafter it just gets in the way. If you're gonna mess up, that extra prompt is likely to save you only if you've never seen it before and maybe not even then. The only way to protect against something like 'rm -r' is to simply not have that feature. But it would be too painful to live without. That's why we have backups...
Have fun,
Carl Forde
New OK disable w/scripts natch. But: 'self-destruct CR'?____:[
New Not really.
The reason UNIX commands ask no questions *by default* is that when UNIX was designed, the people using the OS were, well, the people who wrote it.

The user base was never envisioned as expanding beyond the highly technically capable scientific and computing academics who first used it.

Compare and contrast UNIX and VMS, which was commercial from the outset, intended for use by real human beans.

One example will suffice. To get help on a command, you type "man foo" on UNIX. On VMS, you type "HELP FOO".
--
Peter
Shill For Hire
New Personally.. prefer: wombat foo. Nice ring to it -
New Re: Personally..., I prefer: foo man choo. :)
Alex

Only two things are certain: the universe and human stupidity;
and I'm not certain about the universe.
-- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
New LRPD settles All!
Three rings for the elven-kings under the sky
Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone.
Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die
One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.

One Ring to rule them all
One Ring to find them
One Ring to bring them all
and
in
the
darkness
bind
them



And still reigneth The Ring !!


Only now it taketh the form of the omnipresent, greatly sought after.. hallowed sound of












The Cash Register...




When everyone has bar-code price tags on foreheads.. only Outlaws shall have no price on their head.
New Hey! That's my other alternate personality!
fumanchu@amor.org

It's my radio handle :)
That's her, officer! That's the woman that programmed me for evil!
     Unix at its worst - (Arkadiy) - (21)
         Oh, good idea! -NT - (jlalexander)
         That freakin' rocks! - (Yendor)
         Why not simply create a background process - (Simon_Jester) - (1)
             Good Admin = Lack of Hacks - (deSitter)
         A crutch - (kmself) - (2)
             100% Correct - (deSitter) - (1)
                 - - (dash dash) - (kmself)
         Sounds unnecessarily complicated. - (pwhysall) - (12)
             Better, But Also Bad - (deSitter) - (11)
                 Agree - (pwhysall)
                 Just thinkin... - (pwhysall) - (9)
                     Triumph of the practical over the Pure? - (Ashton) - (8)
                         That extra [Y] - unacceptable. - (Andrew Grygus) - (7)
                             Re: That extra [Y] - unacceptable. - (cforde) - (1)
                                 OK disable w/scripts natch. But: 'self-destruct CR'?____:[ -NT - (Ashton)
                             Not really. - (pwhysall) - (4)
                                 Personally.. prefer: wombat foo. Nice ring to it - -NT - (Ashton) - (3)
                                     Re: Personally..., I prefer: foo man choo. :) -NT - (a6l6e6x) - (2)
                                         LRPD settles All! - (Ashton)
                                         Hey! That's my other alternate personality! - (tseliot)
         much better way - (boxley)

public class Lrpdism implements GenericSaying
75 ms