Last-modified: Wed Jan 13 9:47:56 EST 1993
Please take a moment to read this before posting to comp.unix.wizards
for the first time.
comp.unix.wizards is for in-depth discussion of advanced unix topics.
Elementary questions do not belong in comp.unix.wizards. For example,
some technical socket questions can be appropriate but "How do I
program with sockets?" is too basic for comp.unix.wizards.
A lot of questions about usage of unix editors, shells, utilities,
vendor-specific system administration, and unix folklore usually
receive better responses in other newsgroups.
Crossposting to comp.unix.wizards and comp.unix.questions is
inappropriate. Plenty of wizards read comp.unix.questions and answer
questions there. (KILL file users who would like to skip all
crossposted articles are invited to use "/Newsgroups:.*,/h:j").
A wizard is someone who can rewrite the entire system from scratch. If
you are not a wizard, you are welcome to follow along the discussions
anyway. You'll learn quite a bit about how UNIX works. Caution: post
to wizards only if you are yourself a wizard.
For a list of answers to frequently asked questions (FAQ), please refer
to comp.unix.questions (or comp.lang.c, comp.answers, etc...). "How do
I delete a file whose name starts with a '-' ?" is an example of such a
question. Please do not ask or answer FAQ's on the net.
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