I just removed some terminal info from the unofficial docs

Tom Davies tomdavies04 at yahoo.co.uk
Tue Apr 30 16:09:19 UTC 2013

Hi :)  


Also worth noting that you can often copy&paste from error-message pop-ups although that's not really a Cli thing.  For pasting into Cli i think it's worth mentioning that the keyboard short-cuts wont work but that mouse paste is always good.  I always imagine the person at the other end going "Ewwww" at that, if you say it right, and that helps them remember it.  Humour being a good tool in the battle to teach people.  

Regards from 

Tom :)  

> From: Hannie Dumoleyn <lafeber-dumoleyn2 at zonnet.nl>
>To: ubuntu-doc at lists.ubuntu.com 
>Sent: Tuesday, 30 April 2013, 16:58
>Subject: Re: I just removed some terminal info from the unofficial docs
>I agree with every one of you that the CLI is very important and I 
>personally I am not afraid it would be too difficult for beginners to 
>use commands in the terminal. Perhaps it would be a good idea to add 
>this tip: you can copy (from a web page) and paste the command in the 
>terminal. This is to avoid errors like "l" and "1", "O" and "0".
>Op 30-04-13 17:29, Jorge O. Castro schreef:
>> On Mon, Apr 29, 2013 at 8:50 PM, Gunnar Hjalmarsson <gunnarhj at ubuntu.com> wrote:
>>> I for one agree on that. And the page mentioned by Phill:
>>> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UsingTheTerminal
>>> seems to be a good start, at least, for the purpose.
>> Yeah I think the information is important and excellent, we just don't
>> need an entire speech about the command line on the front page,
>> perhaps a link to start off the troubleshooting section or something.
>>> My defensive reply to Jorge's message was merely aimed at saying that
>>> CLI is important in Ubuntu rather than suggesting that the whole removed
>>> section be reinserted.
>> I agree it's important; the way the section reads is that if you're
>> not learning the command line then you're doing it wrong whereas (if
>> we're doing everything right) people can just go use their computers
>> without having to care what uname -a is.
>> --
>> Jorge Castro
>> Canonical Ltd.
>> http://juju.ubuntu.com
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