14 May 2011 modus   » (Apprentice)

> [1] The controversy over pronunciation of "sudo" is right
up there with the "ess-cue-ell" vs. "sequel" wars. (ITYM
"squeal." HTH. HAND.)
>     I used to pronounce it "pseudo" but after much
reflection I switched to "ess-you-doo", reasoning that the
command allows one to DO something after Setting Userid.
>     "Pseudo" means something distinctly different in
computer lingo, also -- e.g., a pty is a pseudo-terminal
interface, /proc is a pseudo-filesystem, and the rand()
function returns a pseudo-random integer.
>     That's why I use "an", rather than "a", when I use
the term "an sudoer" -- my enthusiasm for catchy acronym
pronunciations is overshadowed by my distaste for overloaded
> -- 
> Modus Operandi
> set signature=sig.sh|
> Fri Apr 29 17:53:27 EDT 2011
> The Moon is Waning Crescent (10% of Full)

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