Unix will give you enough rope to shoot yourself in the foot. If you didn’t think rope would do that, you should have read the man page.
Gnu/Linux man-pages are often unclear. Openbsd man-pages will have clear examples of first, where to place the foot, and second, how to hold the rope.
That is why it's easier to shoot yourself in the foot in openbsd, and when your foot hurts on Linux, it's easier to Google it.
@LoganDice it's a problem of software and not the system imo
@LoganDice Contrary to popular belief, Unix /is/ user friendly.
It's just quite selective who its friends are.
On a serious note:
This reminds me of the "user friendly" vs "easy to use" distinction that appeared in some thread.
Mainstream socnets and the like may be easy to use, but they're user hostile in that they betray you and manipulate you behind your back.
Unix is user friendly in that it obeys and serves the user, but isn't easy to use for newbies.
I'd argue it's easy to use once you learn it. And it wants you to learn it.
@LoganDice Can't find a manpage for rope.
@LoganDice **tries out "man rope" to be sure to not miss the joke here**
@LoganDice Ever read a joke so good you're irrationally angry you didn't think of it?
OS comparisons, sui adjacent
Windows: "It looks like you're trying to hang yourself. Would you like some help with that?"
OSX: "Here's some Japanese silk rope and the complete INXS discography. Never mind the price; it's the aesthetic that's important."
Unix: "Here's some hemp, a, gallows construction kit, instructions for making your own rope, and instructions for building your gallows. If you go through with it, can I have your stuff?"
@LoganDice This book is cathartic. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Unix-Haters_Handbook
foot.c foot.h foot.o toe.c toe.o
% rm * .o
rm: .o: No such file or directory
@LoganDice "rope actually refers to a gun suitable for foot-shooting. the etymology comes from an original Unix application named `rope' first implemented in 1978"
@LoganDice "foot-shooting is only supported by a GNU extension. BSD-based systems may not support this functionality."
@LoganDice Or, rather, to shoot yourself in the "root".
rope(1) – Versatile foot shooting utility
@LoganDice So fucking true.
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