Sep 272012

O dovrei dire: “grep -R doesn’t automatically search amazon” ?
Questo sta diventando il bug più popolare su launchpad, e se siete un utente di Ubuntu, forse lo avete già visto, per tutti gli altri .. questo è un interessante “bug” su una richiesta di funzionalità, questo è il testo originale del bug pubblicato da l’utente akeane

Dear “root owning” overlords,

When using grep recursively I only get local results:

grep -R fish_t /home/noob/fish_game/*

/home/noob/fish_game/fish.h: struct fish_t {
/home/noob/fish_game/fish.c: struct fish_t eric_the_ fish;

or worse:

grep -R shark_t /home/noob/fish_game/*

/home/noob/fish_game/fish.h: struct shark_t {
/home/noob/fish_game/fish.c: struct shark_t_t mark_sw;

I declare this a bug for two reasons:

1. The output is boring.
2. The terminal has more than 2 lines!!! It’s an unefficient use of my screenspace.

I believe the reason for this is that the grep command only searches locally for things I am actually looking for, I kind of expect the results I get from my codebase and as such it removes any sense of mystery or something new and exciting to spice up my dull geek existence. That’s boring, grep -R should also search amazon, so I get more exciting results such as:

Shark Season 1 Starring Steven Eckholdt, Nora Dunn, Patrick Fabian, et al.
Amazon Instant Video
to buy episodes: $1.99
to buy season: $34.99 ($1.59 per episode)

Watch instantly on your PC, Mac, compatible TV or device.
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Shark Week Girls T-Shirt by Hot Topic

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This is less dull and also maximises the use of my terminal and hence increases my productivity.

Please can you change the grep warez to have this feature, and just install it on my machine while I’m down the pub, after all you do “erm, have root”, so it should be easy for you to do 🙂

Thanks Ubuntu devs!!!

Sent from my Unity device, (which is why it took several glacial ages and a couple of eras to get it done)

Qualcosa nell’ultima riga mi fa pensare che l’utente è felice di Unity tanto quanto me (vai Xubuntu !!).
Questo è solo l’inizio di una lunga serie di proposte per nuove funzioni da attuare nel prossimo Ubuntu, altre interessanti richieste sono:

command-not-found should totally have ubuntu software centre integration for things like this:
[email protected]:~$ portal2
base: portal2: command not found…
Would you like to buy and install Portal 2 via Steam for $7.49 ? [Y/n]

How are we command line jockeys supposed to support Canonical without ads in our terminals? Couldn’t they be added to the screen command?

I agree, all URLs in gnome-terminal should have referral codes appended to help support Ubuntu.

Il bug è alimentato costantemente con nuove idee e proposte e vi consiglio di dargli un’occhiata mentre è ancora on-line (ho la sensazione che presto potrebbe scomparire) è davvero divertente e penso che esprima bene la frustrazione della vecchia Ubuntu gli utenti verso scelte di Canonical per l’ambiente desktop e alcune delle scelte commerciali fatte in questo ultimo anno, ma forse questo bug potrebbe davvero portare qualcosa di utile e correggere una direzione intrapresa per questa distribuzione ?

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