[XeTeX] Installing xetex in Linux

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Thu Dec 11 18:50:57 CET 2008

Am 11.12.2008 um 16:41 schrieb Apostolos Syropoulos:

>>> In most, if not all, Linux distributions sh is a softlink to bash.
>> softlinks can be found in men's trousers, not in UNIX.
> OK I meant soft link, which is a common  alternative to
> symbolic link.

How can something wrong be an alternative? First there were hard- 
links, which are restricted to their file system. Then symbolic links  
were added, which simulate the behaviour of hard-links and break  
through the file system barrier. So why don't you use the term new- 
link or alternative-link or alt-link? There is nothing soft, they all  
exist hard on the hard disk. Nothing is imagined. Or soft.

>> The shell script starts with
>>     #!/bin/sh
>> It's strange to assume that something else might be meant by this
>> clear statement – and a computer would understand!
> I am sorry but I do not agree. A typical google search makes clear
> that Linux-people talk about sh but they actually mean bash or
> dash or whatever.

So they first should learn to use the proper terms (for example in  
school), then enter internet. I won't change my verbal behaviour  
because some billions start to use in inappropriate places “cool” or  
„geil“ or other four letter words.



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