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From: Duncan <1i5t5.duncan@×××.net>
To: gentoo-portage-dev@l.g.o
Cc: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-portage-dev] Re: [gentoo-dev] [PATCH] pym/portage/ let slackers copy+paste the news read command
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09:58:42
Message-Id: pan$8d494$97bd14e1$9cdf60dd$
In Reply to: [gentoo-portage-dev] Re: [gentoo-dev] [PATCH] pym/portage/ let slackers copy+paste the news read command by Zac Medico
1 Zac Medico posted on Fri, 30 Jan 2015 00:37:30 -0800 as excerpted:
3 > On 01/30/2015 12:14 AM, Jason Zaman wrote:
4 >> On Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 11:00:21PM -0800, Zac Medico wrote:
5 >>> Also, when the work "read" appears twice on a short line like that, it
6 >>> gives a wordy/redundant feeling.
7 >>
8 >> Perhaps better would be "'eselect news read' to view new items"? ie.
9 >> view instead of the second read.
10 >
11 > Yeah, that's much better.
13 "View" works, or I was going to suggest "see", which I'm still partial to
14 over "view":
16 'eselect news read' to see news items.
18 (And FWIW, select/paste vs. type, depends on my mood and the pointing
19 device I'm using. I used to select/paste quite a bit with a trackball,
20 depending on mood, but I'm using a touchpad without physical buttons as
21 my primary pointing device now, and it's more trouble there, so I'd type
22 it as long as the command is short or can be tab-completed, and only
23 select/paste for long ones or those with arbitrary and hard to remember
24 options, possibly even switching pointing devices to do it if I'm not
25 running X and thus don't have the 20-gesture-"button" programmed
26 flexibility of a well configured xf86-input-mtrack. An text-console
27 evdev-based mtrack driver to parallel the X driver would sure be nice!)
29 --
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