[LINK] Ease of use and Linux for the Rest of Us
Sat Nov 23 23:16:32 EST 2002
On Sun, Nov 24, 2002 at 07:58:30AM +1100, Jan Whitaker wrote:
> Of course I'm pretty multi-platform literate now, or should I say
> bi-platform, since the blank screen of command line interface is still
> a bit daunting. I have just enough knowledge about that to know that
> I knew it once, but I could do real damage if I willy-nilly typed in
it's not as scary or as difficult as it seems and, on unix at least,
you're unlikely to do any serious damage if you log in with your own
account - only the root account has the access required to break the
system. the most your account could do is accidentally delete your own
also, you're not likely to just type in commands willy-nilly, any more
than you're likely to drag and drop files at random.
finally, most unix command shells (e.g bash or zsh) are quite pleasant
to use with 500+ lines of command-line history (just hit up-arrow and
your previous command is there and can be edited before hitting enter),
filename completion and other convenience features. nothing at all like
COMMAND.COM or CMD.EXE in MS-DOS or Windows.
craig sanders <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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