Some advices and requests
Hello and welcome to the ArchWiki.
I would like to ask you to explain here (in detail, if needed) the overall scheme at the base of your recent edits to:
- Core Utilities
- Environment Variables
- Commandline Tools
- Readline (new article)
- Command Shell (new article)
It looks like you have deleted some content without providing an explanation, and that is not customary here.
Please remember that there are users who habitually and voluntarily check all the edits that are done to the articles, to try to prevent pages from being damaged, and keeping them clean and tidy, for everybody's sake. Right above to the save button in edit pages you will find the "Summary" field, where you would be required to briefly provide a description of your edit, also specifying the reasons which led you to do it. Failing to do so, you make the work of the patrolling users much much harder, because they have to figure out what you did and why all by themselves, possibly even forcing them to directly contact you to get an explanation, like in this very case.
I hope you will understand, there are currently more than 12,000 registered users on this wiki (continuously growing), and several dozens of edits are performed every day, so we all have to try and collaborate in the tidiest and most considerate way.
Thank you for cooperating. -- Kynikos 14:33, 12 October 2011 (EDT)
- Hi, Kynikos! It's nice somebody noticed my work. Firstly, I haven't deleted anything. I've just moved content from one location to another where it is more appropriate. So lets begin with 1. Bash. I have created additional page Readline and moved in there everything that has something to do with it. Now it's much more clear that Readline is responsible for your shortcuts, macros and history management. So next time a user wonders how to delete a word on the command line he will know where he should look for. Note, that information about interacting with command line hasn't disappeared completely from Bash page. It is introduced briefly and then the link to Readline page is given. 2. I've created new stub article Command shell. This article should introduce users to the notion of shell, its tasks in operating system. Also, all flavors of shell which can be found on Arch wiki should be briefly discussed there. 3. Command line tools -- I've changed nothing in there. 4. Core Utilities -- as the name of the article already states it, the article is about core utilities. So examples how to create aliases and functions in bash (!! core utilities have nothing to do with bash) have nothing to do there. So I've moved them to Bash#Aliases and Bash#Functions where they fit just perfectly! 4. Now about this 2 weeks discussion about obvious thing. I'll just repeat and add some new points. a)the environment variables are NOT bash specific and users of ALL shells should be aware of them; b)only some random environment variable were listed there and there was not empty intersection with Environment Variables page. So I think it's pretty obvious that corresponding content from bash article should be moved to Environment article. At least, I am sure the discussion of this question should not last 2 (!!!) weeks. Lets keep discussions short!
- In the future I will add comments to my changes. And thank you for telling me how to leave my signature. It was lat in the night yesterday and I was lazy to look for this macro. My fault.
- Hope everything is clear now and you'll appreciate my contribution. Yours Aroko 16:18, 12 October 2011 (EDT).