OT: CLI against GUI 1-1 (Re: Backing up.)

Ignazio Palmisano ignazio_io at yahoo.it
Tue Nov 11 19:11:14 GMT 2008

Brendan wrote:
> On Tuesday 11 November 2008, Knapp wrote:
>> On Tue, Nov 11, 2008 at 12:36 AM, Brendan <mailinglist at endosquid.com> wrote:
>>> On Monday 10 November 2008, Knapp wrote:
>>>> I not fraid of CLI or compiling or hard to set up stuff but I would
>>>> really like to have something full service, easy and gui, so I can
>>>> have a life. If I can't then I can't and will live with the CLI :-)
>>> Oh God, if that isn't the most ignorant offensive thing...I am hoping
>>> that you're kidding.
>>> GUI = a life
>>> CLI = no life
>> LOL, I am not kidding. I have yet to see a CLI program that I could
>> use without reading a manual and setting it all up. There are lots of
>> GUI software out there that can do that. Sorry but it is true. If you
>> spend your life CLIing then it might be faster but for a newbie or
>> someone that does not want to deal with it, it is not.
>> Vim vs OpenOffice
>> firestarter VS iptables
>> Konq vs Links, bash and MC or so?
>> need I go on?
>> Spreadsheet vs APL?
>> Sorry but that is the way it is. It takes longer to learn to use the
>> CLI and when it is used seldom it is easier to forget what you need to
>> do.
> Children use pictures, and when they grow up, they learn how to use words. You 
> are obviously still at the child stage. I don't blame you for that, you just 
> don't know what you are talking about.
> Delete all jpg files in a directory.
> Konq: Sort by filetype, scroll down...OH, I'm sorry, in a CLI, I just typed rm 
> -f *.jpg and I won.

Pick three pictures from a dir with 100 files in it. You don't remember 
the names but remember more or less what they look like, oh, lo and 
behold, it's easier with a GUI and the preview!

Different tasks, different tools... who wins is immaterial, as soon as 
you can get the job done.

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