[Haskell-cafe] I have forgotten .. my bad

Jason Dagit dagit at codersbase.com
Fri May 15 05:32:54 EDT 2009

On Thu, May 14, 2009 at 9:30 PM, Vasili I. Galchin <vigalchin at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
>        darcs get --init ....?????? I want to pull down Data.FiniteMap. I
> have forgotten the path to Hackage .. I tried ....
>  sudo darcs get http://hackage.haskell.org/ Data.FiniteMap
> [sudo] password for vigalchin:

I don't know what your machine is configured like, but I'm rather
surprised to see you use 'sudo' with darcs.  In case you're not
already familiar with the purpose of sudo, I'll explain.  The purpose
is to give the command the same privileges as root, the super user.
Effectively, you're giving darcs full range over your computer.
Although, this should be harmless in the case of darcs, it is usually
a bad idea to give commands superuser privileges unless they really
need it :)

Good luck!

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