[rescue] DLT drive dead want to replace without rebooting
pat at computer-refuge.org
Wed Nov 29 16:03:37 CST 2006
On Wednesday 29 November 2006 15:22, Jonathan C. Patschke wrote:
> On Wed, 29 Nov 2006, Patrick Finnegan wrote:
> > It's really handy to be able to manipulate these by hand using
> > "echo" and shell redirection, or in things like init scripts,
> > without having to call an outside C program just to manipulate the
> > interface. Not just debugging, but actual day-to-day use.
> How is "echo 'something magic' > /sys/devices/something/somewhere"
> any more handly than "xyzcontrol -r -q 1"?
Because you don't have to worry about having Yet Another C Program
laying around to do what you can easily do with a shell script.
> I admit that the latter may be less self-documenting, but also
> maintain that it's probably something that will at least have a man
> page -somewhere- explaining all the -other- neat things you can do
> with xyzcontrol, as opposed to:
Yes, documentation sucks sometimes. Google can be your best friend for
figuring out some of this stuff.
> I'm just too dumb to use Linux, I guess.
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