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Poll: What percentage of you can do everything from the commandline?
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What percentage of you can do everything from the commandline?

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Old 11-03-2018, 08:37 PM   #31
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By range of tasks nearly everything, by amount of time nearly nothing. My biggest use of my PC is web browsing, followed by gaming and watching videos, and I don't know how to do those in a virtual terminal. (Unless you count opening Firefox etc from Konsole/Gnome terminal/whatever).

Dangit, now this thread has made me want to try a No X Challenge for a laugh.
Old 11-03-2018, 08:51 PM   #32
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This is a very odd question, but I only use the command line for system maintenance, installing, upgrading and removing software. Most of the time I don't use it and don't need to use it. However, I don't change applications that often. Mostly I just use Chromium, Spotify and Libre Office. Given the ratio of tasks to applications, I suppose I would be somewhere around the 25% to 50% mark.
Old 11-06-2018, 11:59 AM   #33
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I don't know if it is possible to do everything from the command line on a desktop system. Watching video files, for example. I've definitely installed systems from the command line - Gentoo stage 2 is one example - and I find it easier to do some things on console yet not others, like modifying SELinux policy.
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I do almost everything from the command line via the terminal in the Desktop environment.

The only GUI app I use is firefox and google chrome browser.

I tried using lynx and links to surf the web but it's not has glamorous as a GUI web browser. And with a text based browser, it becomes tedious using the arrow keys to navigate the webpage.


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