[clug] Favourite moments in man pages

Bob Edwards Robert.Edwards at anu.edu.au
Mon Jul 27 04:54:06 UTC 2015

Not actually my favourite, but one I've stumbled over several times
in the past week (because I am old and need to refer to the same
man page over and again... Others might resort to G00gle searching,
but I resist emphatically...).

from resize2fs(8) (on Debian Jessie):

  "Note: when kilobytes is used above, I mean real, power-of-2
   kilobytes, (i.e., 1024 bytes), which some politically correct
   folks insist should be the stupid-sounding ``kibibytes''. The
   same holds true for megabytes, also sometimes known as
   ``mebibytes'', or gigabytes, as the amazingly silly ``gibibytes''.
   Makes you want to gibber, doesn't it?"

scores on http://www.online-utility.org:

Number of characters (without spaces) : 	274.00
Number of words : 	54.00
Number of sentences : 	5.00
Average number of characters per word : 	5.07
Average number of syllables per word : 	1.81
Average number of words per sentence: 	10.80

Indication of the number of years of formal education that a person 
requires in order to easily understand the text on the first reading
Gunning Fog index : 	11.73

Approximate representation of the U.S. grade level needed to comprehend 
the text : 	
Coleman Liau index : 	11.31
Flesch Kincaid Grade level : 	10.04 	
ARI (Automated Readability Index) : 	7.87 	
SMOG : 	10.75 	

Flesch Reading Ease : 	42.34

Anyone else want to share a fav?

Bob Edwards.

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