Re: Revisions: Are You Ready for Linux?
From: Chris F.A. Johnson (cfajohnson_at_gmail.com)
Date: Tue, 4 Oct 2005 11:14:40 -0400
On 2005-10-04, Mark South wrote:
> On Tue, 04 Oct 2005 19:32:46 +0800, Lee Sau Dan wrote:
>>>>>>> "Chris" == Chris Barts <email@example.com> writes:
>> Chris> (Finally, it /is/ faster yet if you don't even startx and
>> Chris> instead do everything from the console immediately after
>> Chris> login. But you can't run Firefox that way,
>> There are 'links' and 'lynx'.
> Using X gives one the option of running both at a time :-)
So does using consoles. When working without X, I have 24
>> These CLI tools are excellent for automating batch operations by means
>> of scripting. GUI, after 2 decades of development, still haven't got
>> anything that comes close to shell-scripting. CLI is so unbeatable in
>> terms of flexibility and expressive power.
> In terms of human history, we've been graphical for possibly 10's of
> 1000's of years. Writing was a later invention, about 5000 years back.
That's called progress.
> So the CLI is really far higher tech than the GUI, and there's no paradox
> that it's more powerful.
-- Chris F.A. Johnson <http://cfaj.freeshell.org> ================================================================== Shell Scripting Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach, 2005, Apress <http://www.torfree.net/~chris/books/cfaj/ssr.html>