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Command Line Terror! But....Why?

Mar 19, 2009, 15:32 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carla Schroder)

"What is so terrifying about the command line? Is it leftover brainwashing residue that makes Linux users say things like "How do I do this task, and don't tell me to use the command line"? Are there mean Linux geeks giving bad advice and scaring the noobs away on purpose? Anyone who can type can use the command line, like this:

$ whoami
carla

"Far out, I know who I am. Now I want to be oriented in time:

$ date
Wed Mar 18 21:47:02 PDT 2009

"Excellent, now I know when I am. Will Linux tell me where I am?"

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