Re: Capitalisation of uucp/UUCP/UUcp?

Subject: Re: Capitalisation of uucp/UUCP/UUcp?
From: Michael Lewis <lewism -at- BRANDLE -dot- COM -dot- AU>
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 1998 19:05:42 +1000

As it happens, Unix people ARE renowned for their grasp of the shift
key: Unix is case-sensitive. The command must be entered as uucp --
anything alse will either cause an error or execute something different
(in the unlikely event that their machine has something called Uucp
installed...)

Rev Simon Rumble wrote:
>
> I have a tricky one involved with my current project which is about uucp
> (Unix to Unix copy). Now this non-acronym is formed by UU which means
> Unix to Unix and the Unix "cp" command which is the command for copying
> and is lower case.
>
> Now by rights it _SHOULD_ be UUcp but I've never seen it spelt that way.
> I prefer uucp myself, which I see in most documentation but then most of
> this documentation is by programmers and hackers who aren't renowned for
> their grasp of the shift key 8)
>
> So what should it be?
>
> PLUR
>
> ---
> ___ simon -at- rumble -dot- waratah -dot- id -dot- au
> |___ http://www.rumble.net
> ___| H E R M The search for the perfect martini is a fraud.
> The perfect martini is a belt of gin from the bottle;
> anything else is the decadent trappings of civilization.
> -- T.K.
>

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