[Techtalk] Day 3, no Windows

Dave North dave at timocharis.com
Fri Aug 16 09:57:09 EST 2002

> I love this kind of "what would happen if..?" option.
>  o rsync and gnupg both have --dry-run/-n.
> Any more?

My fave is apt-get -s <screw-my-machine, debian> -- particularly
useful when doing a simple install. Sometimes you think you're going to
install a single package, only to find out the dependencies fire off a
cascade that upgrades your entire system, and this may not be the
appropriate time... (not true with the current stable system, of course,
whatever that is at the time).


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