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Old 10-07-2006, 04:06 PM   #1
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what is "uncomment" means in linux?

sorry, my question is a bit stupid. Im realy new to linux that Idont know what "uncomment" means to linux. thank you.
Old 10-07-2006, 04:13 PM   #2
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When something is commented within a language, it is not read by whatever is interpreting/compiling it. It's used to inform people of changes/messages or, like in your case, to surpress options from being read.

Assuming it's a shell script, the comments are preceeded with a #.

So if it's saying uncomment foo, you are looking to remove the # from a line reading

# foo
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classic computer jargon....In this case, the verb "to uncomment" is not in the dictionary. Another abuse of the Queen's english is the action "to comment out"--turning a normally intransitive verb into a transitive one.

My favorite is "disambiguate" (also a verb). This one IS in the dictionary
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