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    Re: In defence of the Command Line Interface

    People that nag about using the cli is difficult, waste of time, old-fashion e.c.t. Is in-experienced users.

    That does not know what they are talking about.

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    Re: In defence of the Command Line Interface

    I got tired of getting errors when typing 'ls' in windows vdm or powershell, so I just installed the coreutils package for windows....
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    Re: In defence of the Command Line Interface

    I'm in a love/hate relationship with the command line. I've been using computers since the 1970s so I obviously grew up with the command line (CP/M, DOS, etc.) and happily waved goodbye to it in the eighties. Still, in many cases, only a bit of CLI magic can get the job done.

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    Re: In defence of the Command Line Interface

    Quote Originally Posted by doas777 View Post
    I got tired of getting errors when typing 'ls' in windows vdm or powershell, so I just installed the coreutils package for windows....
    ls works in powershell.
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    Re: In defence of the Command Line Interface

    Quote Originally Posted by RiceMonster View Post
    ls works in powershell.
    yeah thats what i thought last year, and it always worked for me until recently. I think it's because i used to have cygwin installed, or perhaps it's a difference in implementation between vista and win7.

    last month however i got my new netbook, installed powershell, and got errors using unix commands, so when I came into work, I tried the same on my win7 dev box, with teh same error. after installing coreutils and adding it to the path however, I'm back to being able to smerge system commands again.
    cheers
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    Re: In defence of the Command Line Interface

    Quote Originally Posted by Drenriza View Post
    People that nag about using the cli is difficult, waste of time, old-fashion e.c.t. Is in-experienced users.

    That does not know what they are talking about.
    So I guess you are posting on this forum from Lynx?

    Is in-experienced users
    I do find it old fashioned. Guess I'm a super-noob!!!
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    Re: In defence of the Command Line Interface

    Quote Originally Posted by RiceMonster View Post
    ls works in powershell.
    powershell set to default shell now @ work...thanks
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    Re: In defence of the Command Line Interface

    Quote Originally Posted by doas777 View Post
    yeah thats what i thought last year, and it always worked for me until recently. I think it's because i used to have cygwin installed, or perhaps it's a difference in implementation between vista and win7.

    last month however i got my new netbook, installed powershell, and got errors using unix commands, so when I came into work, I tried the same on my win7 dev box, with teh same error. after installing coreutils and adding it to the path however, I'm back to being able to smerge system commands again.
    cheers
    It might be a vista and 7 difference, because I've only tried it on 7. I don't have cygwin installed, so it's definitely not that.
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    Re: In defence of the Command Line Interface

    I don`t know what you`re all arguing about.

    The CLI is brilliant.

    So are all the gui apps we have.

    Use, abuse. modify......

    ......take what you are given and run with it.

    That`s the whole point, isn't it?

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    Re: In defence of the Command Line Interface

    Quote Originally Posted by nothingspecial View Post
    I don`t know what you`re all arguing about.

    The CLI is brilliant.

    So are all the gui apps we have.

    Use, abuse. modify......

    ......take what you are given and run with it.

    That`s the whole point, isn't it?
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