Re: rename how??
From: Ed Blackman (news_at_edgewood.to)
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2003 14:34:53 -0400
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Dave Uhring wrote:
> On Thu, 21 Aug 2003 11:18:23 -0400, Ed Blackman wrote:
>> If you had read my reply in context, you would have seen that I was
>> replying to the assertion that there was no rename command. That I
>> used a distribution-specific command to disprove that assertion is
>> irrelevant. Anyone who was interested in anything other than a flame
>> war can use the information to see that rename isn't part of a
>> distro-specific package.
> Slackware and a number of other distros have no rpm database.
> Perhaps you think that the Red Hat style is universal but it
> certainly is not.
I know it isn't. But that's irrelevant. My original message provided
two pieces of information: that on my system, there is a rename
command, and that it was provided by the util-linux package. Anyone
who cared could then search for "util-linux" and find out that it was
a standard package that just about everyone will have installed. The
fact that you're incapable of the same feat on your system isn't my
problem, as I made no assertions about anything but my own system.
> As a simple illustration, I did use rpm to install certain XFS packages
> but no others appear:
How nice for you. Would you like a cookie?