View Poll Results: Do you use the command line?

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    Do you use the command line regularly?

    People say it's optional. I'm curious how many people use the command line regularly. Or I just wanted to post a silly poll, either way.

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    Re: Do you use the command line regularly?

    If I am on a Unix system and being productive, I'll always have at least one terminal window open.
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    Re: Do you use the command line regularly?

    I worked on mainframes, for my home PC I went from DOS to W2K, I prefer a command line interface.

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    Re: Do you use the command line regularly?

    Only when everything fails that is no GUI nothing only a blinking cursor. Happen to me once and lost in CLI and format the whole thing. So I think I better start learning. Just in case.

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    Re: Do you use the command line regularly?

    I use it daily most of the time. On my Mac, I keep it ready to use as well.
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    Re: Do you use the command line regularly?

    I use it at least once every time I turn on the computer. I suppose I've just got into the habit of using it. It's handy to know for when stuff crashes.
    Please, people, remember to BACKUP before you install that new system. Same if you're upgrading.

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    Re: Do you use the command line regularly?

    i prefer gui but i use it if i have to
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    Re: Do you use the command line regularly?

    You'll probably find this a fairly one sided poll.
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    Re: Do you use the command line regularly?

    Quote Originally Posted by dgw View Post
    People say it's optional. I'm curious how many people use the command line regularly. Or I just wanted to post a silly poll, either way.
    I may use the command line when troubleshooting, like right now when I'm working on my brother-in-law's computer where the mouse doesn't work, nor the usb or the network.

    Otherwise, I think the only thing I have had to use the command line for is getting my broadcom wireless working. After that I am pretty much all-free on the desktop.

    My server, though, is a headless server so configuring that requires the command line.

    In the beginning I was afraid of the command line, but work sent me to a class for our PICK mainframe system which is all command line. After that class, which ran on Red Hat, I wasn't so afraid and it wasn't long after that I installed Linux and began this journey.
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    Re: Do you use the command line regularly?

    There are a lot of things where command line is required.
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