View Poll Results: Do you use the command line?

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  • Yes, every day

    122 76.73%
  • Yes, at least once a week

    16 10.06%
  • Occasionally, when I really need to

    17 10.69%
  • Nope

    4 2.52%
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Thread: Do you use the command line regularly?

  1. #11
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    Re: Do you use the command line regularly?

    I find tools like grep in the terminal far easier than find in gedit. May use it a few times a day, sometimes not at all. I've ran two commands today, both linking files relatively because Nautilus only supports exact linking.

  2. #12
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    Re: Do you use the command line regularly?

    I use it several times every day, but that is not because i know very much about it though, it is usually simple things like sudo at-get install [a program], but i learn more and more about it and i can run more and more commands as i use it.

  3. #13
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    Re: Do you use the command line regularly?

    I prefer the GUI but most tutorials in the internet uses the terminal (more convinient and easy for them to type it, and since not all Linux have the same GUI though) so I use it when I really need to.
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    Re: Do you use the command line regularly?

    Five years ago when I first installed Ubuntu, I really loved the GUI equivalents of command line stuff. These days I love minimal desktops and lots of command line stuff.

    I'm running Arch now mostly, which gives me lots to do in the terminal.

  5. #15
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    Re: Do you use the command line regularly?

    Every day. I administer both my home server, and a pretty big website.

  6. #16
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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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  8. #18
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    Re: Do you use the command line regularly?

    Majority of my "working" time is spent at the command line.

  9. #19
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    Re: Do you use the command line regularly?

    I find I'm using it more and more, but I still average closer to once a week. Won't be long before I'm using it all the time.
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  10. #20
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    Re: Do you use the command line regularly?

    i usually use a terminal when there's a new kernel installed.

    gonna do "sudo gedit /etc/default/grub", edit something, then do "sudo update-grub".

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