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Thread: In defence of the Command Line Interface

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    Re: In defence of the Command Line Interface

    nvm

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    Re: In defence of the Command Line Interface

    Quote Originally Posted by MisfitI38 View Post
    Think of it this way:
    When we are small, we point at the pictures.
    When we grow up, we learn to read and write using alpha-numeric characters.
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    Re: In defence of the Command Line Interface

    Well, there are some wonderful contributions here, and I learned quite a few CLI commands!
    Can someone direct me to a good guide to CLI commands (with explanations)? I'm trying to write them down in a note book (real paper, with a pencil!) but this does seem a bit backwards

    And how do you access the forum in a tty!?

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    Re: In defence of the Command Line Interface

    http://linuxmanpages.com/ is a very good resource for learning the CLI commands
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    Re: In defence of the Command Line Interface

    I am from an old school of DOS. Sometime I still use "fdisk" and "format" DOS command to check on old hard disk. The last time I try CLI. I got all broken dependencies. Will try again. Damn! The GUI is so tempting.

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    Re: In defence of the Command Line Interface

    I would hazzard a guess that the vast majority of those "HardCore" Linux users contributing to this thread wont be posting from Lynx
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    Re: In defence of the Command Line Interface

    Quote Originally Posted by fatality_uk View Post
    I would hazzard a guess that the vast majority of those "HardCore" Linux users contributing to this thread wont be posting from Lynx
    Why use lynx when there's elinks, which is much better, and emacs-w3m, which is in Emacs?

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    Re: In defence of the Command Line Interface

    Quote Originally Posted by fatality_uk View Post
    I would hazzard a guess that the vast majority of those "HardCore" Linux users contributing to this thread wont be posting from Lynx
    Correct, because, as has been noted many times already in this thread, the GUI has its place, web browsing is much more commonly done through a graphical browser. That does not mean one or the other is better.

    Quote Originally Posted by &#32 Greg View Post
    Why use lynx when there's elinks, which is much better, and emacs-w3m, which is in Emacs?
    Emacs, you heathen VIM FTW!!!

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    Re: In defence of the Command Line Interface

    Quote Originally Posted by fatality_uk View Post
    type examples are great, however, I bet a can create a complex graphic svg file with text and fades in Inkscape faster than creating it using the CLI, or am I wrong?
    No, of course your right.

    There are also aliases (is that how you spell it?)

    Code:
    alias slide='sshfs -o idmap=user me@192.168.1.11:/media/backup/photos ~/pics && feh -rzF -D 3 ~/pics'
    Ok, so I`ve had to edit .bashrc and put it in there, but now every time I want to have a fullscreen, random slideshow of all the photos backed up on my server, displayed on my great big telly, I just type "slide".

    That`s got to be more efficient than pointing and clicking.

    Oh, and I`m not some hardcore command line zealot, I`m typing this in firefox, I have open office open and I`m listening to my tunes with Guayadeque.

    But I am also rtorrenting lucid 64bit desktop, and wgetting something.

    Choice is the key here.

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    Re: In defence of the Command Line Interface

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodsda View Post
    Correct, because, as has been noted many times already in this thread, the GUI has its place, web browsing is much more commonly done through a graphical browser. That does not mean one or the other is better.



    Emacs, you heathen VIM FTW!!!

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    Which is the point I have made a few times, however, some have tried to retort that virtually all tasks are quicker with eh command line, which is eminently wrong.
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