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View Poll Results: How often do you use the command line?
The cmd-line is a relic that should have been forgotten long ago. 3 1.91%
What's the command-line? 1 0.64%
I think there is a terminal program somewhere in my accessories menu... 1 0.64%
Usually only to install drivers or rare software. 4 2.55%
I've got a keyboard/desktop shortcut to my favorite term-emulator. 37 23.57%
I use the command-line a moderate amount. 68 43.31%
I spend more time in a terminal than with my family and friends. 54 34.39%
Practically live out of screen or another terminal multiplexer. 18 11.46%
I don't even bother starting X11 during boot-up. 23 14.65%
My quest in life: to prove there is nothing that can't be done from the cmd-line. 23 14.65%
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Old 01-05-2010, 06:12 PM   #46
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I typically have somewhere around 20 terminal windows open all the time. My desktop is Mac OS X, but I manage a flock of Sun servers running Solaris and I install minimal network systems on them with no GUI components at all. Serial access to ILOM for console. No graphics cards. And I don't like web management interfaces. I keep log books on all my servers and use those for quick guides if I don't remember the exact syntax for various complex tasks.

Even on the Mac there are things that I do with the terminal. See, e.g., http://blogs.umass.edu/choogend/2008/05/23/ammonoidea/.
 
Old 01-05-2010, 11:34 PM   #47
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I like your survey, and find it interesting to see the results. Please keep the survey open!
 
Old 01-06-2010, 03:38 AM   #48
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Im not using this much because as it is hard for me use this..
 
Old 01-07-2010, 05:29 AM   #49
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I boot it without starting X. If I want the network I run a shell script which starts the wireless card. I don't print much, so I don't bother with CUPS or spooler or anything like that. I run a shell script which does some ghostscript thing I worked out. I usually am logged in twice on the same computer and can switch. If I am using X I switch to the other terminal. I hardly even use xterm or whatever it is.
 
Old 01-08-2010, 11:36 AM   #50
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"I use the command-line a moderate amount."

I usually start X by hand and fire up an xterm to launch and do things. Have not really RTFM though; if my Linux console skills matched my M$, err, "skills", life would be bliss.

For what few servers I have, they do not have X installed.
 
Old 01-09-2010, 05:43 PM   #51
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Child abuse?

My son barely turned 7. On his computer sometimes some Opera processes won't get killed when Opera is closed and even some Iceape processes may remain active. That is awkward because those processes are still sending music to the speaker. Today I taught him how to open a command window, use the 'ps ax' command and pkill command to get rid of those instances, and 'pkill -9' if those processes persist.

He is doing quite well

jlinkels
 
Old 01-09-2010, 06:38 PM   #52
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My son barely turned 7. On his computer sometimes some Opera processes won't get killed when Opera is closed and even some Iceape processes may remain active. That is awkward because those processes are still sending music to the speaker. Today I taught him how to open a command window, use the 'ps ax' command and pkill command to get rid of those instances, and 'pkill -9' if those processes persist.

He is doing quite well

jlinkels
Heh, just wait until he gets older...he'll be a guru in no time!
 
Old 01-13-2010, 06:08 PM   #53
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My son barely turned 7. On his computer sometimes some Opera processes won't get killed when Opera is closed and even some Iceape processes may remain active. That is awkward because those processes are still sending music to the speaker. Today I taught him how to open a command window, use the 'ps ax' command and pkill command to get rid of those instances, and 'pkill -9' if those processes persist.

He is doing quite well

jlinkels
Nice - get 'em started young. Only thing, though: if your son has to run "pkill -9" regularly to close out programs, you might want to think about a software upgrade.
 
Old 01-13-2010, 07:33 PM   #54
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Nice - get 'em started young. Only thing, though: if your son has to run "pkill -9" regularly to close out programs, you might want to think about a software upgrade.
It is one particular web page in Opera or Iceweasel which he opens a lot and is behaving badly. His system is running Debian Stable, and I know there are issues with audio/flash plugins. Well maybe I should upgrade Opera anyway.

BTW, his name is Gabriel Rodger Eduardo Paulo, and we call him by his initials. Blame his father.

jlinkels
 
Old 01-13-2010, 09:45 PM   #55
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BTW, his name is Gabriel Rodger Eduardo Paulo, and we call him by his initials. Blame his father.
LOL, that reminds me of this xkcd.

The force must be with him...
 
Old 01-14-2010, 04:07 PM   #56
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http://xkcd.com/424/
 
Old 01-14-2010, 04:48 PM   #57
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the only gui application i use on a regular basis is firefox.
 
Old 01-14-2010, 06:54 PM   #58
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never really escape terminal emulator. most of my work i do there.
 
Old 01-14-2010, 07:38 PM   #59
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I use the terminal on a daily basis, and have it set to autostart when I login to X. Most of my actual work I do in GUI apps; the terminal gets used for file management, stuff like top and kill, editing config files, and launching programs.
 
Old 01-15-2010, 06:10 AM   #60
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Eventhough all work id done in GUI, i like to run CLI. because it shows background processing also.
for ex. I had faced problem with playing videos using mplayer. when i click on a video file, mplayer opens & closes. By seeing it, how can we know the problem. Then I tried with CLI, it displayed the problem for each millisec.

so even if you like GUI, don't forget about CLI.
 
  


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