A Customer calls a UNIX consultant with a question.
Customer: What is the command that will tell me the revision code of a program?
Consultant: Yes, that's correct.
Customer: No, what is it ?
Customer: So, which is the one ?
which is used to find the program.
Customer: Stop this. Who are you ?
who am i not
who r yoo.
You can also
finger yoo to get information about
Customer: All I want to know is what finds the revision code ?
Customer: That's what I am trying to find out. Isn't that true ?
true gives you 0.
Customer: Which one ?
true gives you 0.
Customer: Let's get back to my problem. What program? How do I find it?
find / -name it -print to find
what program to get the revision code.
Customer: I want to find the revision code.
Consultant: You can't
find revisioncode, you must use
Customer: Which command will do what I need?
which command will find
Customer: I think I understand. Let me write that.
Consultant: You can
write that only if
is a user on your system.
Customer: Write what?
Customer: Cut that out!
Consultant: Yes. Those are valid files for
Don't forget the options.
Customer: Do you always do this ?
du will give you disk usage.
help is only used for SCCS.
Customer: You make me angry.
Consultant: No, I don't
make me angry but I did
make programname when I was upset once.
Customer: I don't want to make trouble, so no more.
which will help you find
more. Every system has
Customer: Nice help! I'm confused more now!
Consultant: Understand that since
help is such a small
program, it is better not to
nice help. And
is not allowed but
at now is. Unless of course
is a file name.
Customer: This is almost as confusing as my PC.
Consultant: I didn't know you needed help with
Let me get you to the Pascal compiler team.
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last updated Sat Feb 2 00:51:49 GMT 2008