- Date: Sun, 05 Nov 2017 17:55:36 -0800
- From: Weaver <weaver@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Rsync
On 2017-11-06 11:16, David Wright wrote:
> On Sun 05 Nov 2017 at 12:18:50 (-0800), Weaver wrote:
>> On 2017-11-06 06:12, Brian wrote:
>> > On Sun 05 Nov 2017 at 19:51:48 +0000, Brian wrote:
>> >> Midnight Commander and locate are also very useful additions, but that
>> >> does merit including them in Priority: standard.
>> > ^
>> > not
>> Not so sure about locate, but I'd include MC, with internal edit, some
>> time before I'd include, say, Nano.
> IMO you have to have an editor suitable for root to configure the
> system. Vi is fine for those who know it, but it has to be learnt.
> Almost anyone who can read can use nano with no knowledge whatsoever.
> As for MC, it's in the population of programs that I would never run
> as root, along with X, Emacs, …Office, browsers, media players (does
> that cover it?). Root does not need Swiss Army knives slashing about.
Well, I don't know if I'd describe MC as `a Swiss Army Knife'. Thunar
and nautilus, maybe.
I also find aptitude handy at that level (before I've installed a DE,
because I can see what I have installed and get every package
description, installed or uninstalled, right there in the NCurses
interface. Wordgrinder's another I'd fit in that category, for those who
don't want a GUI and LibreOffice Writer.
I certainly wouldn't fit MC into the category of a multi-Megabyte
browser or media programme requiring a heavy GUI interface.
With all due respect, that's a bit over the top.
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