Re: Reason (was: Re: dropcopyright script)

From: Jamie Lokier (
Date: Wed Feb 14 2001 - 13:36:35 EST

Mordechai Ovits wrote:
> > > In newer file managers, the icon of a C file is a tiny image of the first
> > > few lines of text. If all files startt with a copyright, it's not much
> > > good. So running this on a local, personal, tree can be a good thing.
> >
> > Modifying the file manager to take care of that would
> > be a proper solution I think...
> hard to imagine that working for any general solution. Better to let people
> mess with their own files using a script like the one posted.

According to GNU standards <;-)> all files should begin with a short
description of the contents of the file, 1 or 2 lines long. The
copyright notice comes next. Surely that's enough to identify an icon?

-- Jamie
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