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Re: [newtech-1] rsync error codes

From: Devon M.
Sent on: Monday, May 12, 2008 4:35 PM
More likely that no one did a study or even thought about it much but followed the example set by all the other industry-standard (i.e. poorly-designed) software out there.

There's a story about how when Amazon came up with their (in)famous "one-click" shopping idea that the initial demo had an "Are you sure?" box after the click - completely missing the advantage of the idea and blindly following established convention.

On 5/12/08, EddieN <[address removed]> wrote:

On Mon, May 12, 2008 at 4:23 PM, Devon <[address removed]> wrote:
I, personally, find it annoying when common conditions like this are reported as "errors" and I'm presented with a prompt I then always answer exactly the same way - why not include a flag that says "go ahead and create any missing directories without asking me"?

Good point. I guess someone sometime did a study and found out that most of the time people don't want to create a missing directory automatically? Who can tell?


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