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Re: Adding /sbin and /usr/sbin to everyone's path in F10



max bianco wrote:
On Wed, Apr 23, 2008 at 7:21 PM, Matthew Miller <mattdm mattdm org> wrote:
On Wed, Apr 23, 2008 at 11:50:23PM +0100, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
 > > What happens if a debian user types 'ifconfig' to find his IP address?
 > $ ifconfig
 > -bash: ifconfig: command not found


 If the goal here is "provide users with an easy way to find their ip
 address", I don't think changing how one calls an arcane command like
 ifconfig is really the solution. Instead, there should be a shell script
 named something like "myip", which will then just return that.

+1 but you can get your ip from the network applet, how many "average"
users are dropping to a terminal to do anything?

In which case, why continue to argue that users will be confused that ifconfig is in their path? By your argument users have applets and powerusers have the terminal where /sbin/ would be a great convenience to them.

-Toshio

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