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Re: Unsticky these?

Postby julian67 » 2009-11-26 11:04

edbarx wrote:
debil wrote:You do remember that this is a discussion board, not a contradiction board after all, edbarx?

Just consider my post as an opinion. :wink:


Indeed it is. But opinion alone is only opinion. Contributing it is exactly as useful and constructive as any other mere opinion. You might as well say "I believe the world is flat" or "In my opinion Scooby Doo is a much better dog than Pluto". It adds nothing. If someone shares your opinion so what? If someone has a different opinion so what? It's all just opinion. If on the other hand you can offer some reasons then you can have a dialogue that isn't necessarily entirely futile.
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Re: Unsticky these?

Postby edbarx » 2009-11-26 11:21

In my opinion the CLI is a very important feature of GNU/Linux. This is because, it offers many tools that can be used to repair the system simply by getting access to a command shell. However, many disagree, as they think, that graphical solutions are the norm, and that everyone should use them.

As I am used to coding, I can appreciate that the CLI has a great latent potential. In fact, many graphical tools use CLI programs behind the scenes to do their useful work.
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Re: Unsticky these?

Postby julian67 » 2009-11-26 11:31

Yes, fascinating, but what about the quality, relevance and usefulness of the sticky?
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Re: Unsticky these?

Postby Telemachus » 2009-11-26 11:32

edbarx wrote:In my opinion the CLI is a very important feature of GNU/Linux. This is because, it offers many tools that can be used to repair the system simply by getting access to a command shell. However, many disagree, as they think, that graphical solutions are the norm, and that everyone should use them.

As I am used to coding, I can appreciate that the CLI has a great latent potential. In fact, many graphical tools use CLI programs behind the scenes to do their useful work.

I suspect that many people would agree with all of this but still want to unsticky the ginormous CLI thread that Rolling Stone first mentioned.

The question isn't really "Is the CLI important and powerful?" but rather "How useful (or how outdated) is that thread?"

Edit: Damn you, Julian67. Beat me by that much.
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Re: Unsticky these?

Postby edbarx » 2009-11-26 12:06

I had another quick look at the discussed thread. Although, its name gives the impression that it discusses CLI use, it is not generic enough to remain a sticky thread.

I was incorrectly assuming that it was a good introduction into the use of the CLI including reading and understanding the manpages.

So, you, Julian67, debil and Telemachus, convinced me. That thread is not as important as I imagined.

Thanks.
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Re: Unsticky these?

Postby julian67 » 2009-11-26 12:16

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Re: Unsticky these?

Postby Pick2 » 2009-11-26 14:58

edbarx wrote:I had another quick look at the discussed thread. ... That thread is not as important as I imagined. ...

au contraire mon ame !
They are important Until you have read them. So I guess we need the opinion of someone who hasn't read them yet :? :?
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Re: Unsticky these?

Postby nadir » 2009-11-26 16:42

i (really !) havent read it yet (as its too long). i am the expert you are looking for:
i dont think its important

is that called "dada"? :lol:
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Re: Unsticky these?

Postby edbarx » 2009-11-26 17:11

As I said earlier, I was under the impression that the thread discussed the use of the CLI. However, after reading parts of it, it is clear that it doesn't. The CLI without the ability to read and understand the manpages is nothing. Furthermore, there is nothing shameful in changing one's opinion if one finds evidence as to the contrary.
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