On 11/5/06, M Harris email@example.com wrote:
On Saturday 04 November 2006 04:28, HG wrote:
... and let's see...
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 0 2006-11-02 19:36 cpuinfo
Oh... only read flags are showing... that means that no one my write to it (except the kernel), and no one my execute it... NO ONE...
But leave it to someone to try... <sigh>
But it looks like anyone can read it... let's see...
Yup, that worked.
Or, you can use the Suse tools I pedantically showed Randy earlier...
Why do you guys answer Linux newbies like this? This is so belittling. And why can you not just write Windows, why do you have to write windoz?
Because... When I (and a couple of others) genuinely offered to help (with a tcl/tk
script no less) and tried to get at the bottom of what he was really asking for, he called me pedantic. I just decided that the rest of the responses should therefore be pedantic.
Maybe you should be more careful to who you actually answer. I left out the names intentionally as it was only a example - nothing personal, just a generic attitude that I've seen here. But as Kai stepped out on this thread, it was to Kai that you were answering (technically, you replied to someone elses email, but you were clearly referring to what Kai wrote that he'd done. Actually I think that the email you replied to already explained what Kai had done wrong). Before that, Kai had only once written about the subject and he was quite polite.
However, in the first place, none of the individuals *in the context* are
newbies... far from it. And in the second place, one of the individuals
My wife could install SUSE and use it for word processing and surfing and all that (she does use it for this), yet she would have no clue about CLI, far from trying to figure out what -r--r--r-- would mean. Is she a newbie? I thought the context here is the SUSE users. Maybe I'm wrong and it's something else.
Kai, no it was not your bad.
And still, this was *only an example* to illustrate the point that I had. Nothing personal (I did leave you guys out, but you both stepped in by yourself). Even though I've been here (in the Internet) since about 1993 and I've seen this attitude on many lists and news groups before, I still now and then hope we can change and be more polite. Maybe it takes 20+ years for me to learn that. :-(
But let's drop this for now. I did not want to start any wars... besides, we'll all be gone from here in an year anyways with this M$ deal ... [ runs and ducks for cover... :-D ]