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5 Reasons to Use CLI Over GUI

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First, I must say that using CLI is not always faster, not necessarily. There are tasks which can be done faster and easier using some GUI application rather than typing a whole bunch of commands. But, nevertheless, command line is still very powerful and it's more appropriate to use it for certain tasks. I for one use probably 90% GUI tools and applications and only in 10% of the cases CLI.

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Bringing the trashcan to the command line

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The trash project allows you to interact with your desktop trashcan from the command line. It lets users "undo" deletions made with the trash command in a similar manner to restoring files from the trashcan in a desktop environment. For experienced Linux users, the trash command comes in handy when you want to put a file into the trashcan from the command line.

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How-To: Change Console Resolution

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The standard size of the console is 80 columns and 25 lines, which is too big if you want to work easily in console and don't even use a desktop environment (or use one but also prefer to do things in console rather than an X terminal). It will also look nicer when booting up the system.

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Run a command under a different environment

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Today we have a simple tip of the shell. Are there applications or scripts that you use that require different environment variables, such as a different PATH or EDITOR? Then meet the env command. env allows you to run a program in a restricted environment with custom variables or so that no “dirty” variables are left around.

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Howto check NHL or MLB Baseball and NBA scores from the command line

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If you are baseball lover and you want to check the baseball scores for your favourite team score from command line use the following procedure.

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Language translation from the command line or clipboard

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Web-based automatic translators such as translate.google.com are great for getting the gist of what a document is saying, but it can be cumbersome to have to open a new tab in your browser, load that URL, and copy and paste the text you want to translate into your browser.

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Why can't free software GUIs be empowering instead of limiting?

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

It’s one of the more popular culture wars in the free software community: GUI versus CLI (graphics versus the command-line). Programmers, by selection, inclination, and long experience, understandably are attracted to textual interactions with the computer, but the text interface was imposed originally by technological limitations. The GUI was introduced as a reply to those problems, but has undergone very little evolution from 1973 (when it was invented at Xerox PARC) to today. So why can’t we do better than either of these tired old systems?

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Kill Linux Processes Easier with pkill

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One of the best features in Linux is the way you can control processes from the command line, so if you have an application that locks up your GUI, you can always SSH over from another machine and just kill the offending process.

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ATTENTION ALL USERS: Malicious Commands

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I'd like to take a moment of your time to discuss a recent disturbing trend the staff has been noticing on the forums, and also take this as an opportunity to raise awareness of this situation through education.

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Linux on the line: musings on the CLI / GUI flip-flop

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People are a funny lot. One person’s trash is another person’s treasure. And one person’s primary means of instructing a computer is met with disdain by another. There’s a perennial battle between mousers and keyboard jockeys, and “what’s in” appears to go in cycles.

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A guide to common Linux file and system commands for new users

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The primary reason for writing this is to help new users develop an understanding of the Linux file system commands. Not all of them, just some of the more common ones. Let's look at what they do and why I would need to use them, what not to do, what each thing means and what it's for.

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How to completely ditch GUI internet applications for the command line

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Today, terminal-based programs have almost disappeared. GUIs are taking over, whether we like it or not. However, there is still a place for the old command line. Take the internet as an example: everyone’s using Firefox, Thunderbird, and Pidgin for their internet activities. Even though these are great, quality, free software apps, they tend to be bloated. That’s where the terminal comes in.

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Keeping Command History across Multiple Sessions

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The bash shell maintains a history of the commands you entered. You can re-execute a command by recalling it from the history, without having to re-type it.

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Podcasting with Linux Command Line Tools and Audacity

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Ever thought podcasting was difficult? Too many complicated tools? Can't get those mixer connections right? Gurudutt Talgery explains in his podcasting-made-easy article, some quick turnaround techniques with Linux command line tools and optionally, Audacity, to create a quick, no-frills podcast with a background music track.

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Fear and loathing at the command line

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Long ago, I lost any queasiness about the command line. I’m not one of those who think it’s the only way to interact with their computers, but it’s a rare day that I don’t use it three or four times on my GNU/Linux system.

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