Re: Why 'mrproper'?

From: Bill Davidsen (
Date: Wed Aug 07 2002 - 18:12:48 EST

On Wed, 7 Aug 2002, Matti Aarnio wrote:

> Besides of the referral to domestic cleaning agent..
> The "mrproper" tag is being used all over the place
> to remove most of configuration and compilation related
> files.
> "distclean" calls at first "mrproper", and then does some
> additional cleanups, like various editor backup files.
> Thus "distclean" does more than "mrproper".

Yes, thanks, I see what it does, I was more wondering about the name (ok,
typical late night in-joke) and the need for a less complete cleaning. It
takes the same time as distclean, and requires the same steps, I was just
wondering at the need.

bill davidsen <>
  CTO, TMR Associates, Inc
Doing interesting things with little computers since 1979.

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