[NetBehaviour] Knowing your computer - The terminal manifesto

Alan Sondheim sondheim at panix.com
Wed Oct 30 03:16:53 CET 2013



this is sort of true, but then there are so many terminal programs as well 
- I tend to use default bash, and have access to it directly on linux, 
also thru cygwin, and use to apps on Android to get under the gui - and 
yes, . is a location as well as a wildcard sometimes!

On Tue, 29 Oct 2013, Pall Thayer wrote:

> If you don't know your terminal, you don't know your computer. It knows you.
> 
> Graphical user interfaces are not meant to ease your interaction with your
> computer, they're intended to guide your use of your computer.
> 
> The terminal is your friend.
> 
> Using the terminal is like stroking the surface of an orange with your
> finger. Using GUI software is like doing the same but with a 1 mm film of
> plastic between your finger and the orange.
> 
> Smoking a pipe should sound like an absurd concept.
> 
> "." is a location.
> 
> Where are you? (if you don't know... you don't know your computer, it knows
> you. Open the terminal and type "pwd". It will tell you where you are.
> Wouldn't it feel better if you knew before your computer?)
> 
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