[sf-lug] FWIW and :r! dig -t ns sf-lug.com

Christian Einfeldt einfeldt at gmail.com
Wed Oct 24 19:26:09 PDT 2007

On 10/24/07, Christian Einfeldt <einfeldt at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Alex,
> On 10/24/07, Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com> wrote:
> >
> >
> > > and
> > > what is ment by
> > > :r!
> > > ????
> >
> > Meaningful to anyone who knows the "vi" editor.  ;->
> >
Alex, the other thing that was funny about Rick's reference is that he was
making a reference to a text editor that he was using, which is often times
a point of contention, because everyone has their favorite text editors.
And so if you make a vi joke, you are sort of tweaking the noses of people
who don't use vi.  So it was also sort of a follow-up joke, in a way, to
Rick's recent joke about bashing text editors as a way of achieving a
"trifecta", meaning poking fun at each other's operating systems and desktop
environments and text editors.  As you get to know people in the Linux world
more, you will have more fun with the jokes, because they are actually
funny, in part, because they are so arcane.  I mean, how funny is it that
people bash each others' text editors!!  It's a joke on a joke.  It's funny
for its own reasons, but it is also funny because here are these code
wizards poking fun at each other for things that, for most people, don't
even hit their radar screens.
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