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Fw: /var/tmp, some important?
Could I remind people, purely in the interests of international peace and
understanding, that shades of meaning vary across the globe.
Famous examples of differences between US and UK English might
include sidewalk / pavement; or that 'braces' here in the UK are what
US citizens call 'suspenders' - which is what we call a garter belt.
There are some more sensitive ones, too, such as the fact that if I ask a
friend here in Britain if I can 'pinch a fag', I'm asking to borrow a
cigarette, not anything else.
Equally, if I go about the UK telling people that I've 'invited everyone to
root my box', then I will get some very odd glances stemming from the
non-Unix interpretations of this phrase that will arise.
Best to all
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Chuck Yerkes" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: "John Smith" <email@example.com>
> Cc: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Sunday, January 14, 2001 6:16 AM
> Subject: Re: /var/tmp, some important?
> > Hey! I got me a motorcycle yesterday and learned to
> > ride. So tomorrow I'm entering an enduro race.
> > Is this a bad idea?
> > Are you really that naive?
> > Turn off the machine and step away from the keyboard.
> > Quoting John Smith (email@example.com):
> > > Half the users that are actually taking me up on my offer to root me
> > > going for /var/tmp, there are all of a sudden a bunch of odd
> > > and folders in there.
> > >
> > > Does this have something very important related to this that I should