March 8th, 2005


Didn't I Just Say That?

Argh. I hate it when people don't actually read my help requests.

Me: What's the preferred method for doing X? We have both system A and B available, and system A's configuration file says "Do not edit me!" all over it. [Note also: lots of system stuff is using B, but there are things using A that I know were added by our sysadmins...]

Sysadmin: Have you tried using [command] to edit the configuration file for system A? If not, read the manpage on [command] for more info.

Me: Yes. It has lots of comments saying "#DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE". Which is why I'm asking in the first place...