Thanks: me too
Posted Mar 24, 2004 12:26 UTC (Wed) by evgeny
In reply to: Thanks
Parent article: The Grumpy Editor's Guide to Image Viewers
I second this. "The Grumpy Editor's" series is alone worth the subscription price. I believe it deserves its own top-level header/link alongside with "Archives/Kernel/ etc". Also, a few other LWN articles (including contributed ones - like the recent about CVS & friends) concentrating on _comparison_ of similar products belong to the same "gold" stuff.
The amount of comments these articles provoke (concurring only with the hottest SCO reviews ;-)) say for themselves.
> Why is it that in the 1980's VMS had a *fantastic* help system and we are
> still stuck using man and the very un-intuitive to use "info?" They both
> royally suck compared to something that existed 20 or more years ago.
I agree that "info" the application sucks. But info the format is ok. I suggest you try alternative viewers. E.g. tkinfo, minfo (Motif-based) and pinfo (curses). All support mouse clicks; the latter displays man pages, too.
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