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Re: [vox-tech] [help@google.com: Re: [#19464334] Searching fordotfiles]
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Re: [vox-tech] [help@google.com: Re: [#19464334] Searching fordotfiles]



On Thu 13 Jan 05, 12:05 PM, Rick Moen <rick@linuxmafia.com> said:
> Quoting Ken Bloom (kabloom@ucdavis.edu):
> 
> > Here's google's answer:
> 
> It's obviously a boilerplate, canned response.  
> 
> If you want to pursue the matter, you'll want to follow up with "I
> understand your need to use generic, prepared texts, but the one you
> replied with in this case completely missed the point of my question.
> The key to my question is the concept of Unix 'dotfiles'.  If you need 
> help understanding what those are, why they're crucial, and why the
> leading period necessary for relevant search results, please ask either
> me or any of the vast number of Linux users working at Google."
 
Ken, if you're so inclined, this is the perfect response.

Anyone who searches for ".vimrc" means ".vimrc".  In this case, the dot is a
literal, so ".forward" is as distinct from "forward" as "cat is distinct
from "dog".

Would that REALLY cause their database to melt down in panic?

Pete

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complicated.  The mind of God appears to be abstract but not complicated.
He also appears to like group theory.  --  Tony Zee's "Fearful Symmetry"

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