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Old 06-28-2012, 11:40 PM   #1
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LXer: Has the Command Line Outstayed Its Welcome?


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There are many topics that tend to come up in a recurring manner around water coolers throughout the Linux blogosphere, and not just the great "Year of" debate, either. No indeed, another shining example more than a little familiar to most of us who spend any time here is the much-abused command line -- specifically, whether it's outlived its usefulness in this era of the GUI.

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Old 06-28-2012, 11:58 PM   #2
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hehe, had to laugh at that article because even WINDOWS was moving to improve it's command line interface rather than get rid of it (monad shell aka power shell anyone?).
 
Old 06-28-2012, 11:59 PM   #3
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Why yes indeed it certainly has and BTW its The Year of the Linux Desktop
 
Old 06-29-2012, 12:16 AM   #4
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That's two anti-command-line editorials from LinuxInsider in one day!

There was also this one:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...er-4175413793/
 
Old 06-29-2012, 12:27 AM   #5
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if you ask my opinion, modern computer users are plain spoiled, i remember in grade school learning how to use computers with DOS, and if we were lucky windows 3.11 and occasionally windows 95, or a mac. if grade school kids can be taught to use a command line is it really that hard or are people just being plain lazy? yeah sure the gui makes some things easier, but a lot of things would be outright impossible with a gui. heck i switched from mac to linux because of the lack of a command line in mac os (hehe, even MAC os added a command line, which is a bash shell).
 
Old 06-29-2012, 04:17 AM   #6
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Quote from the end of that article,

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"Can an XP guy help a '7' guy?" Pogson added. "Maybe. Maybe not. Can a Debian Sarge guy help a Debian Squeeze guy? Yes. Commands are the right way to do IT. It's a unifying force in GNU/Linux."
That sums it up.
 
Old 06-29-2012, 05:06 AM   #7
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Can't understand why some people are afraid of the CLI. Using it is like typing in any other interface, this one, for example. Use it. It won't kill you. It's not a terminal illness.
 
  


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