Re: Capitalisation of uucp/UUCP/UUcp?

Subject: Re: Capitalisation of uucp/UUCP/UUcp?
From: "Jeanne A. E. DeVoto" <jaed -at- BEST -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 1998 09:40:41 -0700

At 10:29 PM -0700 4/22/98, 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.

That's because it's not spelled that way. The uucp command is derived from
an acronym, but it is a command, and UNIX commands are case-sensitive,
thus: "uucp". Using any other capitalization will cause terminal confusion
among your readers, I'm afraid, no matter how logical it might be. ;-)

jeanne a. e. devoto ~ jaed -at- best -dot- com
Morning people may be respected, but night people are feared.

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