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Re: CB aliases

by grinder (Bishop)
on Dec 09, 2001 at 03:39 UTC ( #130476=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to CB aliases

Hmm. Oh well, after having dug up the node... at first I thought you were talking about real CB aliases.

If you are worried about send tyoped private messages to the world at large, then you should be using the java chatterbox which, by default, runs in fascist mode, which prevents you from sending mal-formed /cmds to the CB.

It's always annoyed me, because when I want to play around and /rnsg someone, it just so happens that I'm using it at the time and so of course it won't let me, until I turn the option off. Then I'll be in the ordinary CB, and I'll reply to a private message, and leave off the /msg foo, and reply to the world at large. I just can't win.

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Re: Re: CB aliases
by blakem (Monsignor) on Dec 09, 2001 at 10:01 UTC
    That reminds me of the -i option to rm on unix systems... -i stands for interactive which means it will ask you "Delete yes/no?" questions before each filename you pass it. Neat feature for newbies right? Just alias 'rm => rm -i' and now they wont come running to you after accidentally deleting something.

    Well, it turns out that people that learned on these aliased systems developed the habit of typing 'rm *' then using the y/n questions to filter out which files they really wanted to remove. You can imagine the havoc caused later on when these people were let loose on a system that didn't have the alias set up for them......

    -Blake

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