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Advogato: Are Unix GUIs all wrong?

Feb 11, 2001, 17:30 (20 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by nelsonrn)

"Have we gotten the Unix GUI all wrong? Unix is more than anything else a big bag of tools for people to use to construct a solution. Argue away that the GUI is part of that solution, and not part of the toolset. But I think we're selling the gui short."

"It seems to me like we could do a lot more to integrate the gui into standard Unix tools. For example, if I run tar inside X, then tar ought to pop up a completion bar. Why not? Or tail --follow name=/var/log/maillog ought to tell me how many lines per minute it's scrolling past. Why not?"

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