Re: looking for "xmove"

  • Thread starter Jonathan de Boyne Pollard
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Zaphod Beeblebrox

Tim Meddick said:
So you think it "polite" to say that someone's work looks like
"crap", do you?
If the shoe fits... From a long-time reader and occasional
participant, here's what I've seen. The polite bit was covered some
time ago when you were asked to respect the conventions of the group
in which you were participating. You responded with defiance and
began actively soliciting others to join you in your defiance. The
need for politeness has long past - your own rudeness has brought this
on, nothing more, nothing less. Just as if you had behaved badly in
any other public setting with rules and conventions for behavior, you
received an initial polite reminder, followed by increasingly pointed
guidance and then outright rebukes, which you rightfully deserve.

Let me put it as succinctly and constructively as I can:

Learn to quote properly. Learn to post properly. Learn to separate
your sig from the rest of your post properly. Stop encouraging others
to flout the conventions of the group. Then, come back and participate
like an adult. In the mean time, if you have questions about how to
do the preceding, or in general how to participate in these groups,
ask politely and respectfully, and I and likely others will help.
 
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Richard Bonner

Todd said:
Tim said:
Oh when will the world be rid of [would-be] control freaks?!

Some very respectable people including some MVPs have posted to these
groups in HTML...

There's nothing wrong in doing it!
We have already heard your personal opinion several times. Repeating it
multiple times again, and with name calling added, does not make your
opinion more important than others.
Please have the courtesy to confine html posts to groups that welcome html.
This thread is obviously crossposted to groups where html is not welcome. As
you have seen by the multiple html protests/complaints, html is not welcome
in all technical groups. Just because someone holds an MVP title and
possibly respected for their hacking abilities, does not mean they are
respected for their posting habits. Some MVPs are even downright rude to
others because they do not spend enough time in the big room. Using someone
else to support your own opinion only shows your own ignorance on the
subject.
*** Right on, Todd.

I personally prefer reading code in in a fixed pitch font. (Snip)
-
Todd Vargo
*** Fixed pitch means that code will line up properly as opposed to
differing html fonts.
 
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Richard Bonner

No, it is *you* sir who is being rude by continuing to ignore the
conventions and desires of the community in which you are
participating, and by encouraging others to do the same.
*** Correct. One would not walk into a meeting hall of an organisation
that has met for decades and conduct one's self in a manner different from
the conventions of that group.
 
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Richard Bonner

If the shoe fits... From a long-time reader and occasional
participant, here's what I've seen. The polite bit was covered some
time ago when you were asked to respect the conventions of the group
in which you were participating. You responded with defiance and
began actively soliciting others to join you in your defiance.
*** Sadly, Zaphod, this is the attitude of the "me" generation. )-:


(Snip)
Let me put it as succinctly and constructively as I can:
Learn to quote properly. Learn to post properly. Learn to separate
your sig from the rest of your post properly. Stop encouraging others
to flout the conventions of the group. Then, come back and participate
like an adult. In the mean time, if you have questions about how to
do the preceding, or in general how to participate in these groups,
ask politely and respectfully, and I and likely others will help.
*** There are many, many websites devoted to Usnet posting techniques.
Basically, it is best to trim quoted text to just that which pertains to
the followup comments, and to intersperse those comments in a way that the
narrative flows as would a conversation with quoted text above and
comments underneath.

Posts should be in plain text with no html or MIME, and no binaries
attached.
 
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Richard Bonner

JeffRelf.F-M.FM  @. said:

I see your suffering, Richard•Bonner.
Is there some reason you can't use an HTML/UTF·8/MIME·aware user·agent ?
*** None, but I am posting to *text* newsgroups.

I also prefer to use a shell server to isolate me from the
Internet/Usenet which is in ISO-8859, plain text by default.
 
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Richard Bonner

And <grin> just be grateful that we can use lowercase.
My computing experiences started out in an uppercase only IT world.
If Usenet had begun then,
ALL POSTS WOULD BE TTY COMPATIBLE....
*** Yow! That would be annoying.

- Larry (having a little fun here, but still wincing at the multiposting)
*** Fun is acceptable. (-:
 
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Tim Meddick

Why the hell, even if ALL of what Mr Boyne Pollard wrote was BS, do you feel the need
to make it personal, intimating he's a moron (which he certainly is not) by telling
him to re-read what you wrote until he u-n-d-e-r-s-t-a-n-d-s i-t and with comments
like "in your pipe and smoke it"!

I just don't understand why you feel the need to rejoin with stuff like that and not
be able to support a concourse that might end up educating the rest of us?

I think this low-brow exchange of insults you people seem to enjoy is just too
boring.

==

Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :)
 
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Kenny McCormack

Todd Vargo said:
Ahem.

You obviously don't understand a lot of what you read or post about. In this
particular case, it's how to butt-out of other people's discussions. You
obviously understood my comment was directed to Mr Pollard, and not
yourself, which was regarding his comments directed to myself. But for
whatever reason, you seem to take it upon yourself to protect him (and
If you want it private, there is this thing called email (and, for those
of you with an even more traditional take on things, the telephone).

I.e., if you carry on a one-on-one feud in a public forum, expect the
rest of us to chirp in from time-to-time. If you don't like it, take it
elsewhere.

(None of the above is new or original - but I guess things need to be
repeated every so often)

--
(This discussion group is about C, ...)

Wrong. It is only OCCASIONALLY a discussion group
about C; mostly, like most "discussion" groups, it is
off-topic Rorsharch revelations of the childhood
traumas of the participants...
 
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Frank Slootweg

LeCouey said:
And over the wire at 110 baud! Those were the days ;-)
110 baud!? It's probably bloody *duplex* as well! What's wrong with
you youngsters!? We did *75* baud, *simplex* and *Baudot* code! Why
waste three perfectly good bits for every character!?
But I seem to remember usenet being there too. well APARNET was. (I may have
misspelled that, it's been a loooonnnnngggg time!)
ARPANET!? We used Avian Carriers! [1]

[1] RFC 1149 A Standard for the Transmission of IP Datagrams on Avian
Carriers <http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc1149.txt>
 
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efed1972

I would like to move files and subdirectories to a
directory above without overwriting existing files.

Is that possible and easy to do with a batch?




It's another one-liner with some command interpreters:



move /r /s * ..\


In fact, it's a choice of one-liners, depending from whether one
wants the source directory hierarchy preserved in the target:



global ren * d:\target\*


See MOVE,
RENAME, and GLOBAL for
details.
 

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