Homework (Was: Re: Text file partitioning.)
From: Kenny McCormack (gazelle_at_yin.interaccess.com)
Date: Tue, 08 Nov 2005 15:32:12 GMT
In article <email@example.com>,
Michael Heiming <michael+USENET@www.heiming.de> wrote:
>In comp.unix.shell Wormpattern <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
>>> Is this homework?
>> This question is funny indeed and I don't supose it is subject related.
>> Maybe you should post it somewhere else?
By definition, questions of topicality are always on-topic.
>Why? It's not uncommon people posting with anonymous aliases have
>some homework question so they want to stay anonymous.
Shocked I am. Outraged!
>>> > So any ideas for a shell script or programms to use in it?
>>> man split
>> And this answer is more accurate. If I use it with -b1000 for example,
>> won't it brake the line?
>Why not try it out, perhaps with a fraction of the 5GB file if
>you are on a slow box or/ans space is a problem? And find there
>are other options in the pretty short manual that might suit your
>needs better. Perhaps you are mistakenly confusing usenet with a
>corporate help-desk, where people are paid to spoon-feed you?
And the problem is that, eventually, he will find someone who will
do just that (spoon-feed him).
But it does beg the question of what Usenet *should* be. And the answer is
that, somewhere along the line, it devolved from peer-to-peer to "corporate
help-desk" - i.e., "us" (the regulars) and "them" (the newbies). And that
event clearly qualifies as its (Usenet's) having "jumped the shark".
As always, you really need to check out comp.lang.c to see this effect in