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Ghosts of Unix past, part 3: Unfixable designs

Ghosts of Unix past, part 3: Unfixable designs

Posted Nov 16, 2010 20:47 UTC (Tue) by smurf (subscriber, #17840)
In reply to: Ghosts of Unix past, part 3: Unfixable designs by pj
Parent article: Ghosts of Unix past, part 3: Unfixable designs

Thou Shalt Not Post Typos As Comments.

Presumably, that also holds for spelling mis-corrections.


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Ghosts of Unix past, part 3: Unfixable designs

Posted Nov 16, 2010 23:36 UTC (Tue) by tpo (subscriber, #25713) [Link]

> Thou Shalt Not Post Typos As Comments

Why not? This series has very much the flavour of a classic text. Thus fixing it now for posteriority makes a lot of sense:

s/Each of these can be the right answer is different contexts/Each of these can be the right answer in different contexts/

Ghosts of Unix past, part 3: Unfixable designs

Posted Nov 16, 2010 23:59 UTC (Tue) by ABCD (subscriber, #53650) [Link]

To quote the text that appears every time you post a comment:

> Please do not post typos as comments, send them to lwn@lwn.net instead.

Typos

Posted Nov 17, 2010 0:05 UTC (Wed) by corbet (editor, #1) [Link]

"Posteriority"? You're going to sit on it? :)

As noted elsewhere; future readers of a classic text are likely to be supremely uninterested in the typos that made it through the editing process. That's why we prefer that people email them to us.

Typos

Posted Nov 18, 2010 18:15 UTC (Thu) by RobSeace (subscriber, #4435) [Link]

You really should add a "report typo" button at the bottom of every story,
with a web form to fill in... When people are in their browser reading a web
site, they hate to jump through the hoop of firing up their E-mail program (or
navigating to their web-mail site) just to report a typo, especially when there's
a handy-dandy easier-to-use forum thread right there that they can mention it
in instead...

And, yes, I know you've already got a "mailto:" link, but for many of us,
"mailto:" is useless... It doesn't bring up my prefered E-mail client (elm,
running on a completely different machine than where my browser is currently
running)...

Typos

Posted Nov 21, 2010 10:56 UTC (Sun) by Darkmere (subscriber, #53695) [Link]

Fix ye'r mailclient configuration ;)

( ssh -t user@host 'something something something %U' ) should do it for you, add to a .desktop, associate as a Mailer and you should be good to go

Typos

Posted Nov 22, 2010 18:46 UTC (Mon) by wookey (subscriber, #5501) [Link]

This is a great suggestion, but where does one put it? It's the desktop or browser config that decides what to do with mailto: links. mozilla seems to have it's own internal config with useful options like 'yahoo mail' or 'googlemail' or 'thunderbird'. I can pick 'other' and specify '/usr/bin/ssh' there but not a useful command line SFAICT. THose internal options live in some kind of internal database thing SFAIK so there is no handy text file in .mozilla/firefox/435l2hlia.default to edit (is there?)

see gnome-default-applications-properties

Posted Nov 22, 2010 19:41 UTC (Mon) by jku (guest, #42379) [Link]

In GNOME gnome-default-applications-properties will let you choose the default mailto handler. You can set a custom entry like "/home/wookey/bin/mail-handler.sh %s". Mozilla products respect this, I think.

The current setup seems to allow what you want but it's pretty limited in many ways. See Bastien Noceras blog for some recent mimetype-related developments: http://www.hadess.net/2010/10/new-control-center-and-you....


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