Request for an update to: What shortcuts can I use for linking to other information?by taint (Chaplain)
|on Dec 03, 2013 at 17:19 UTC||Need Help??|
Greetings, Monks. I recently had a "shoot out" with marto. I think we both had valid points. It all stemmed from the shortcut link to the FreeBSD man pages (note I didn't just link man to the man pages ;)
Point(s) were. I assumed, that because the link was to the FreeBSD man pages, that the returned results would be from the FreeBSD commands. But (counter intuitively) they are to SuSE Linux. This came as a bit of a shock to me. As the link to the PerlMonks short cuts page
makes no mention that the links points to Linux versions of the commands. But rather, indicates they're UNIX man pages.
Personally, I find/found this to be a bit counter intuitive. As such, I'd like to purpose an addition to that section. That clarifies the expected return results. eg; man pages for SuSE Linux.
Not particularly a big deal. But seems that it would be more intuitive, if users knew in advance that the results weren't necessarily from FreeBSD, even tho the link points there.
Well. Thanks for your consideration, and best wishes.
UPDATE; converted quoted node id, to proper link via [id://]
#!/usr/bin/perl -Tw use Perl::Always or die; my $perl_version = (5.12.5); print $perl_version;