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Re: Using wildcards to remove archives
On Thu, 2019-03-14 at 20:33 -0700, Graham Percival wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 15, 2019 at 12:07:57AM +0000, Bob Eager wrote:
> > On Thu, 14 Mar 2019 16:28:25 -0700
> > Craig Hartnett <email@example.com> wrote:
> > > Thanks, but wow, that seems unnecessarily complicated and
> > > time-consuming.
> Computer people are sometimes like mathematicians: we like to rely
> on tools that we already know. :)
Good point, Graham, and that explains why I was mostly looking at the
shell scripts myself. I'm not proficient in Python, and know nothing
about Haskell and Go. Like you, I hadn't heard of parallel, and my
"time-consuming" comment was more about how I operate when I learn about
Bob, I apologise that my comment sounded dismissive.
> As the old joke goes,
Good joke. :)
> There's a few reasons why you might not want to use one of those
> helper scripts:
> - you're paranoid that the script authors might have added a
> backdoor, and you're not confident enough about language X to
> check the script yourself.
> Since Tarsnap is software for the truly paranoid, we definitely
> respect such concerns!
> - you enjoy crafting tools yourself and tinkering with your
The second of those is more applicable to me.