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Old 29th May 2008
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patience is also a great thing for the skillful to have.

I remember (on another forum) where someone practically able to write there own print driver was trying to help a newbie set up their printer.


The young'in tried to follow the instructions but couldn't understand things like the common commands needing an argument or path if you didn't want the CWDs contents. When ever they were left out of the instructions, he wasn't a CLI user (and probably not a genius), he didn't make the connection between it.

Instead of pointing the kid to the manual, a resource to learn more about such things, or explaining the most basic, he eventually gave up with a headache lol.
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