Moving w3m out of standard

James Dinkel jdinkel at
Mon Jun 23 13:43:28 UTC 2008

On Mon, Jun 23, 2008 at 4:59 AM, Soren Hansen <soren at> wrote:
> Do you think we should remove groff (and with it, man-db), too? I'm not
> trying to be difficult.. This is an actual question.
> --
> Soren Hansen               |

No, but I use man all the time.  Granted, that may be pandering to
myself, but man just seems infinitely more useful than a web browser.
This could be that 1) I have never ever used a web browser, or been in
a position where it would seem useful, on a server and 2) the whole
idea that "it's a browser", therefore "it's a huge security hole."

And you may say it's just for looking at local html files, but it
opens up the thinking that "if they put a web browser on a server,
then it must be ok to browse the web from a server."  I've seen plenty
of Windows admins casually browsing the web from a server console
while waiting on some task to finish in the server room.

But that's just my opinion.


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