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Account rename performed as requested

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This discussion is done as of August 29th, 2021.

Hello Kyoreln , your account rename has been performed as requested. Looking forward to seeing more contributions from you on our wiki! Kind regards, --Maffblaster (talk) 05:42, 30 September 2021 (UTC)

Thanks !! Has the old account talk page gone ? Kyoreln (talk) 03:20, 14 October 2021 (UTC)
It should have full page history. Looks like there's an edit from April under history. --Maffblaster (talk) 03:32, 14 October 2021 (UTC)
Quite ! My mistake, what I'm looking for was never on this page. Thanks again ! Kyoreln (talk) 03:59, 14 October 2021 (UTC)

GNU Core Utils and Util-Linux

I added a large table of all of the binaries in the util-linux package to its wiki page. I think it's a really clean look and it automatically updates with article descriptions as new binary-specific pages get added. Is this something you'd want to "steal" for the GNU Coreutils article? —JGaz (talk) 21:08, 4 April 2022 (UTC)

Wow, I was just thinking about the util-linux for a list - perfect, thanks !! I thought about putting everything in a table for the GNU Coreutils article, but I thought sections would allow for the full usage info and comments... I'm quite some way off writing an article for each command xD.
The "see also" does work to get article descriptions, but I fear there might be an unwritten rule that it should only be used in "see also sections"... not sure, but I used to get that template deleted when I used it anywhere else. It really should be written in the template description though if this is the case... There is a way to use the semantic wiki extension to make tables out of groups of articles, but each article would have to be created...
"Redlinks" (links to nonexistent articles) sometimes get deleted also. Not criticizing, seems great to to me, just warning that it might get changed ;).
-- Ris (talk) 21:36, 4 April 2022 (UTC)
Btw Jeff Gazso (JGaz) I wrote in the ed article that "vi still has an ex mode, analogous to ed" - I wanted to ask you about that, as I'm not sure that it is really the same thing - do you know ?
Personally I think it is a good idea to list and provide at least some information on each command, like you have started in the gzip article. I'm not sure if having an article for each command for every package will always be the clearest way to present things though... When things are spread out thinly, it can be harder to follow. I actually have on my todo list a few articles that I want to merge together, and I'm worried that a lot of the wiki is currently too spread out and insufficiently referenced/interlinked.
-- Ris (talk) 14:13, 5 April 2022 (UTC)
Oh, the wiki is back up now. I saw that, thanks! As I understand it ex is just a symlink to /usr/bin/vim with some extra switches (somehow?) implicitly passed to it. It's just an editing mode. There is a real version of ed at /bin/ed. Yeah, I'm sure there will be cases where spreading things out will not be helpful. But, I'm on a mission to create stub articles for as many of the basics as possible. My view is that others can build on them and merge them as needed. —JGaz (talk) 00:33, 6 April 2022 (UTC)