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bfv  ·  1663 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: So... switching to Linux.

    Anyone who tells you that you need to learn the most obscure and unreadable perl one-liners to be a True Linux User is full of shit.

Does anyone ever say that? When I hand out a line noisey incantation without much explanation it's usually something that would require a lot of explanation and in response to someone who sounds like they just want their problem to go away.

flagamuffin  ·  1663 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Certainly used to, back when I paid attention to Linux news. It was a reasonably elitist community for a while. Helpful, but, ya know.

bfv  ·  1663 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I've been using linux since 1997. It is an elitist community and always has been, but in my experience it'll tell you to RTFM if your question is answered in TFM, but it will give you good advice if it decides to give you advice at all. "Start out by learning to perl golf" isn't good advice.