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Month: December 2014

Re: [trinity-users] removing games and other cruff.

From: Thierry de Coulon <tcoulon@...>
Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2014 14:55:50 +0100
On Sunday 28 December 2014 11.51:22 Lisi Reisz wrote:
> But I was making a serious point too.  Sometimes the CLI is faster and more
> efficient.  Sometimes it is just different.  But I will concede there are
> times when the GUI is much safer.  Here is a good example of what I mean:
> something that is very fast and (too) easy on the CLI - and much safer on
> the GUI!
> # rm -r /*
> Lisi

Being a user of both - and having to help a lot of *basic* users (no harm 
meant, just a truth) the central point is "if you know the words".

To use cli you need not only to know the words, but their sequence. Add to 
that that (often)  you can get a lot done (including damage) without getting 
a warning...

I tend to prefer cli for what I know well how to do (partitioning is a good 
example) but GUI for what I don't master (stupidly, creating a symbolic link. 
I never remember the right sequence).

What's stupid is that "modern" OS (Windows or MacOS) have labeled cli 
as "complicated" and "old fashioned", just as a verbose startup. Only those 
who understand how their system starts (which excludes most users of 
previously mentionned OSes) know how usefull all this verbosity is.