grammar correction chap 4.1 LFS 6.6
chris at beaker67.com
Wed Mar 10 21:03:39 PST 2010
On 03/10/2010 04:42 PM, stosss wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 10, 2010 at 6:28 AM, Mike Lynch<mjlynch at mchsi.com> wrote:
> "a" and "an" are general. "an apple" means any apple. "the apple"
> means one specific apple. Because there is only one su command the
> "an" does not work because of the context.
Actually...yes, there is only one "su" program binary, but there is more
than one way to write an su command. For example, to switch to root, you
could do "su - root", "su root", "su -", or just "su" (yes, I know full
well that adding "-" changes the behavior...I'm just giving a general
example). Therefore, the "an" (or "a" depending on how you say "su")
certainly fits, as (going back to the original context) the book does
not give a specific su command, so "an su command" would fit. Using "the
su" would apply only if the book was either referring to a specific su
command that it mentions, or referring to the su program itself (in
which case it would probably say something like "using the su program...").
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