The question How can I create a file with multiple lines from the command-line? (for short A) was closed as a duplicate of How to create a simple .txt (text) file using terminal?(B).

But B was closed as being too broad. Now the new question A which is to the point is closed as a duplicated?

Does this make sense? I would have guessed that when a question is too broad one would need to create a question that is more precise or split it into smaller questions.

Could someone explain to me where my interpretation is wrong?

  • B is broad, A is slightly less broad. That does not make A "to the point". – muru Nov 26 '15 at 0:09
  • @muru ok one could ask the question for one specific command (cat, echo, printf, ...). Would this then also be a duplicate of B? – Raphael Ahrens Nov 26 '15 at 6:04
  • Then you'd have the questions: a) Why that specific command? and b) What are you trying to accomplish? – muru Nov 26 '15 at 6:06
  • @muru Ok so the question is not for Unix&Linux in general. – Raphael Ahrens Nov 26 '15 at 6:08

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