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Old 06-09-2009, 11:26 AM   #16
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But in practice?
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In practice you tend to go with what you know, you most often don't have the time to go looking for 'the best tool'.

- Noone knows all the option to all the commands. Big chance that there's command/option combo out there that is 'the better tool'. I'm sure my boss won't like me very much if I go looking for the better tool while the production environment is grinding to a halt....

- Using new commands/options in a (business critical) production environment isn't the smartest thing to do. Using tools/options that you know will work is. KISS could also apply here: What you know is simple, what's new is not......

If your work environment permits it you should try out new/other things in a safe environment, maybe you are driven enough to try things at home. And hopefully you learn some new tricks with better tools and 'new' options which you trust and know how to use.

So I repeat (slightly edited):
Your solution is just one of the solutions for this problem, it is the most elegant, but that does not make all the other solutions wrong....

Ok, LQ isn't a business critical production environment (sorry Jeremy ) and I do agree with you that 'we' should give the best answer possible, but again you go with what you know and are sure that works. If somebody comes up with a better solution: Great! Maybe others learn something (I did, --from= is/was new to me). But telling us we are wrong, although we provided the OP with a working solution, just doesn't feel right.....


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