[NetBehaviour] Knowing your computer - The terminal manifesto

Pall Thayer pallthay at gmail.com
Wed Oct 30 03:57:02 CET 2013


I have to admit that I would like to suggest, although it isn't stated,
that any system that doesn't have the oft-referred-to Unix translatable
terminal isn't worth discussion (i.e. Windows x.x or whatever they're
calling it these days).

I'm curious, in what system is "." a wildcard?


On Tue, Oct 29, 2013 at 10:16 PM, Alan Sondheim <sondheim at panix.com> wrote:

>
>
> 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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