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Re: [opensuse] Need help doing a batch conversation lf - cr/lf
  • From: James Knott <james.knott@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 09 Dec 2007 08:56:34 -0500
  • Message-id: <475BF412.8010405@xxxxxxxxxx>
Aaron Kulkis wrote:
Hans van der Merwe wrote:
On Fri, 2007-12-07 at 09:06 -0500, Felix Miata wrote:
On 2007/12/07 03:16 (GMT-0500) Aaron Kulkis apparently typed:

Randal Jarrett wrote:
A lot of the files and some of the
directories have spaces in the name.
What idiot did that?
The M$ world has taught virtually everyone that spaces in filenames
are no
problem. Each M$ user has these "folders":

My Documents
My Music
My Pictures

The perversity in Redmond knows no bounds ... :-(

Not to mention the horror of insisting on using the "wrong" slash as
folder separator.

ps. If I had a $ for every mail someone sent me to go and look at
\\server\share name\file name

Yes, a hold-over of backwards compatibility with
that toy operating system, CP/M.

[And yes, CP/M WAS a toy. It was written by one
guy in his basement in the mid-1970's to use on
his Altair (*?) Intel 8080 machine, which he
distributed freely to hobbyists. Then it was given
commercial legitimacy first by Radio Shack (TRS-80),
and then MS (Gates bought a slightly extended
commercial version and re-branded it PC-DOS].

Forgot to mention. Bill Gates developed a BASIC interpreter for the
MITS Altair 8800, while a student at Harvard. He used the Harvard
computers for this, despite a ban on developing commercial software on
those systems. There is some mention that he also cheated Ed Roberts,
the founder of MITS and creator of the Altair. The Altair later had a
disk operating system that was not CP/M, though many of them were used
with it.

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