Linked by Mike Martin on Mon 14th Jul 2003 17:42 UTC
Linux After reading yet another "why Linux is not ready for the desktop" article/discussion, I decided that, as someone who uses Linux exclusively at home, its about time I wrote my response to the attitudes expressed. I have been using Linux since January 1999 (Red Hat 5.2 off of a cover disc).
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CLI vs GUI file management
by DCMonkey on Mon 14th Jul 2003 23:18 UTC

... then ask him to delete every single file containig the letters: xyz.

I can't remember if this was GNOME, KDE, or a dream (about GUIs? How sad ;) but try this (from somewhat fuzzy memory):
1) Navigate to the folder.
2) type "*xyz*" in the location box. Hit enter
3) Select all resulting files (there may be a keyboard shortcut for this)
4) Click delete from wherever (menu, toolbar, right click, keyboard)