[clug] Favourite moments in man pages
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?
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