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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 01-15-2010, 09:51 AM   #61
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Not take everything literally


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Originally Posted by ~sHyLoCk~ View Post
However sad this may sound, same here.
Come on ~sHyLoCk~,

"I spend more time in a terminal than with my family and friends."

is just an expression to stress the much one likes using the cli.

In fact a chosed in the poll and I do not mean that literally.
 
Old 01-15-2010, 06:04 PM   #62
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My quest in life: to prove there is nothing that can't be done from the cmd-line.
What about viewing images?
 
Old 01-15-2010, 06:58 PM   #63
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What about viewing images?
If you consider command line as meaning x terminals, then 'display imagefilename' does just fine.
Even without X, if your console is a framebuffer, then you can display images I think.
 
Old 01-15-2010, 08:29 PM   #64
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if your console is a framebuffer, then you can display images I think.
How would that work?
 
Old 01-15-2010, 08:49 PM   #65
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How would that work?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_framebuffer

Its the same system that allows you to display a Tux logo during boot up before you have started X11. I believe w3m (text-mode web browser) uses it to allow you to view images from the Internet.
 
Old 01-15-2010, 09:25 PM   #66
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BTW, his name is Gabriel Rodger Eduardo Paulo, and we call him by his initials. Blame his father.

jlinkels
Priceless, just priceless.

I'm an old CLI hack. I've used Unix since long before X Windows and hacked the kernel of numerous Unix versions. I'm also a Linux hack, starting with an early rev of Slackware on dozens of floppy disks, long before it had a GUI. I also have a checkered past with other CLI systems such as DOS-11, RT-11, TSX-11, RSX-11M, RSX-11M+ and the PFM (raise your hand if you know what that is) that was RSTS/E (all for the PDP-11 if you remember), as well as the monster known as TOPS-10 on DecSystem 10 and VMS, Digital's powerful if beastly alternative to Unix on the VAX. All of these dinosaurs, some of which I actually liked very much, serve to give an appreciation for Linux/Unix and the lucid elegance of the shell.

These days I use a GUI quite a bit, KDE or one of the lighter weight alternatives, usually, but I still have plenty of reason to use the command line day-to-day. Perhaps we will one day evolve beyond the command line, but that's hard for me to visualize.
 
  


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