another newbie thing...

Ian Molton spyro at f2s.com
Wed Feb 5 15:30:23 PST 2003


On Wed, 05 Feb 2003 16:55:29 -0600
Nathan Ladd <nathanladd at yahoo.com> wrote:

> tar -v may be confusing for a second, but once you ls, cd
> <new-directory>, ls, and take a look at what happened, I would think
> that you would then be accustomed to tar -v's behavior.

exactly, but the point is that having seen the list of files, my dad
thought 'ah! they must be right here' (after all, they look like the
output of ls)

by having the book encourage the use of tar without -v and then using
ls, the user will learn more.
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