The Customer calls the UNIX Consultant with a question Customer: what is the command that will tell me the revision code of a program ? UNIX Consul : yes, that's correct. Cust : no, what is it ? UNIX Consul : yes. Cust : so, which is the one ? UNIX Consul : no.'which' is used to find the program. Cust : stop this. who are you ? UNIX Consul : use 'who am i' not 'who r yoo'.you can also 'finger yoo' to get information about 'yoo'. Cust : all i want to know is what finds the revision code ? UNIX Consul : use 'what'. Cust : that's what i am trying to find out.isn't that true ? UNIX Consul : no. 'true' gives you 0. Cust : which one ? UNIX Consul : 'true' gives you 0. 'which programname' Cust : let's get back to my problem. what program? how do i find it? UNIX Consul : type 'find/-name it' to find 'it'.type 'what program' to get the revision code. Cust : i want to find the revision code. UNIX Consul : you can't 'find revisioncode',you must use 'what program'. Cust : which command will do what i need? UNIX Consul : no. 'which command' will find 'command'. Cust : i think i understand. let me write that. UNIX Consul : you can 'write that' only if 'that' is a user on your system. Cust : write what? UNIX Consul : no. 'write that'.'what program'. Cust : cut that out! UNIX Consul : yes. those are valid files for 'cut'.don't forget the options. Cust : do you always do this ? UNIX Consul : 'du' will give you disk usage. Cust : HELP! UNIX Consul : 'help' is only used for Source Code Control System(SCCS). Cust : you make me angry. UNIX Consul : no, I don't 'make me' angry but i did 'make programname' when i was upset once. Cust : i don't want to make trouble, so no more. UNIX Consul : no 'more'? 'which' will help you find 'more'. every system has 'more'. Cust : nice help! I'm confused more now. UNIX Consul : understand that since 'help' is such a small program, it is better not to 'nice help'. and 'more now' is not allowed but 'at now' is. unless of course 'now' is a file name. Cust : this is almost as confusing as my PC. UNIX Consul : i didn't know you needed help with 'pc'.let me get you to the Pascal compiler team.
This message was sent on 23 Jul 1996