Re: Why 'mrproper'?

From: Sean Neakums (
Date: Wed Aug 07 2002 - 08:46:16 EST

commence Bill Davidsen quotation:

> Having started out on the four floppy MCC "distribution" of Linux,
> building kernels clean with 'make distclean,' can someone provide a
> quick historical note as to what mrproper buys? A quick look at the
> tree after each didn't tell me much.

Apparently, the Finnish name for "Mr. Clean" cleaning solution
translates more directly back to English as "Mr. Proper". Or so I
read somewhere.

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