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How should the file dmesg (as in /var/log/dmesg) be pronounced? I've always pronounced it as "dee message" but received an odd reaction from a Unix admin when I did that.

  • Where in the world are you? – muru Oct 20 '15 at 19:21
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    If the pronunciation carries with it an unmistakable pointer to the file being referenced, then it is a valid pronunciation. – John Oct 20 '15 at 19:22
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    An "odd reaction" from a Unix admin on any topic is not really unusual. – Greg Hewgill Oct 20 '15 at 19:22
  • If this is too subjective, let me know and we can close it out. Meta conversation: meta.unix.stackexchange.com/questions/3690/… – Mike B Oct 20 '15 at 19:23
  • May be look up dmesg on youtube. – mkc Oct 20 '15 at 19:25

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