[clug] Why do we do what we do in Linux? [was Re: Text editor]

Carlo Hamalainen carlo at carlo-hamalainen.net
Mon Oct 27 17:33:38 MDT 2014

On 28/10/14 08:28, Hal Ashburner wrote:
> When you find yourself repeating the same steps 3 or more times the
> command line wins, then being able to cut and paste that command line
> command into a text file with any name you give it and run it as a
> script - no gui can touch that. Recording VBA macros in MS office is
> about as good as you can get in a GUI equivalent and it's greatly
> inferior to intermediate command line usage for such tasks. 

For me, I've always liked that I can compose shell utilities with pipes.
Can GUI components be composed?

Carlo Hamalainen

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