[UFO Chicago] very newbie 'nix question

Elliot Shank clonezne@galumph.com
26 Jan 2002 22:52:04 -0600

On Sat, 2002-01-26 at 18:40, Nick Moffitt wrote:
> 	Perhaps you're just not from a Unix background, then.

I grew up dialing into my dad's Bell Labs accounts.  Been using *NIX
since before I knew what an O/S was.  :]

> 	The metaphors are incorrect to begin with, so the nits you're
> picking right now are particularly small.


> > Hell, it used to be that you could easily look at the storage for a
> > directory (the file names and the binary representations of the
> > inode numbers), but now when you try to "cat ." you get "cat: .: Is
> > a directory".
> 	Yeah.  I almost miss that.