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LinuxPlanet: Sobell on the Bourne Again Shell and the Linux Command Line

Nov 21, 2005, 20:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ibrahim Haddad)

"LinuxPlanet: Mark, is the command line dead?

"No, not at all. For some people, for some tasks, it is easier and more straightforward to use a graphical interface. It really depends on what you want to do and who you are. The difference between a GUI and the command line is like the difference between an automatic and a stick shift. I drive a stick because it gives me more control over the car and gives me more of a feel of what the car is doing, how it is performing.

"Of course this discussion assumes that you are working with files at a basic or system administration level. Some applications have GUIs and may have no, or a very primitive, command line interface. It makes no sense to try to run these apps from the command line..."

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