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Things You Can't Do With a GUI: Finding Stuff on Linux

Jun 16, 2011, 23:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carla Schroder)

"What's better, a graphical interface or the Linux command line? Both of them.

"They blend seamlessly on Linux so you don't have to choose. A good graphical user interface (GUI) has a logical, orderly flow, helps guide you to making the right command choices, and is reasonably fast and efficient.

"Since this describes a minority of all GUIs, I still live on the command line a lot. The CLI has three advantages: it's faster for many operations, it's scriptable, and it is many times more flexible. Linux's Unix heritage means you can string together commands in endless ways so they do exactly what you want."

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