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Mansplain man

Ok, I think you have heard me rant about "tech guys talking to tech girls".


When let say fixing something on a server, a $person asks a guy something like

Question: "Hey, do you remember what parameter of rsync to apply to replicate also the ACL settings?"


if [ "personB" = "girl" ]; then
    print{"Oh, rsync is a command for the command line. Maybe you want to try
    FileZilla? It has a really easy graphical interface."}
    print{"Check -A, should do."}


During the years of receiving this retrograde treatment, I was grateful that when I do "man rsync" the output is not sorted and adjusted to my perceived gender alignment and in accordance with the ruling stereotypes.

So I thought that it could be interesting to materialise this situation.

We could collect such marvelous experiences and rewrite the man pages, so if you invoke "man rsync" you get the typical man page. But if you invoke "mansplain rsync" you get the mansplainer version.


# man ls

       List  information  about the FILEs (the current directory by default).
       Sort entries alphabetically if none of -cftuvSUX nor --sort is  speci‐

But then :

# mansplain ls

    ls stands for list. It is a command. It is something that you type in
this scary black screen. After you typed 'ls' you can either press Enter (the
big key on the keyboard), or you can write something more. But don't bother now
about options, you will not need them in most of the cases, better you don't.

I am curious how far would get all this exceptional mansplainer geeks getting mostly this kind of input.