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Re: [vox] The 5 W's of "vox"...

On Tue, 14 May 2002, Mark K. Kim wrote:

> If I may be frank... "root" and "typescript" are clever, but "/dev/null"
> makes no sense, and "sys" is kind of confusing in presence of "root"
> ("root" is #1 on UNIX, but "sysop" is #1 on BBS...)
> What do you guys think about changing "/dev/null" to "/dev/zero", and
> "sys" to "wheel" (yes, "wheel" :)?

/dev/null is where the money is going.

sys comes from having a bitch to do all of root's work, without the security
risks of root doing all the work ;)

makes sense to me. :)


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