[systemd-devel] [PATCH] Use normal English elide in place of ellipsize

Jason St. John jstjohn at purdue.edu
Wed Feb 5 01:53:32 CET 2014

On Tue, Feb 4, 2014 at 11:49 AM, Barry Scott <barry.scott at onelan.co.uk> wrote:
> On Tue 04 Feb 2014 16:15:52 Colin Guthrie wrote:
>> If we do want to describe the action taken rather than the effect, then
>> I would use the word "truncate" here, rather than elide as this is
>> really what happens now as implemented.
> But the output is not truncated. Here is example from my system:
> home-build\x2dvm-de...onelan\x2df16\x2d5-home-bscott.mount loaded active
> mounted   /home/build-vm/dev64-onelan-f16-5/home/bscott
> The middle has been removed, not the end.
> Barry

What about using "shortened" or "omitted"? Both of those words are
much more common than "elided".


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