Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 22nd May 2007 03:43 UTC
General Unix Would you be able to survive one full day without using the X server? Linux offers us a wide assortment of CLI based tools which use curses and/or framebuffer for functional user interfaces. There is no reason why you shouldn't be able look up stuff online, read your email, look at pictures, watch movies and listen to music as you are trying to configure X.
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RE[2]: Darn
by rcsteiner on Tue 22nd May 2007 15:30 UTC in reply to "RE: Darn"
rcsteiner
Member since:
2005-07-12

White text? Wow -- I've been using colorized tools even on the Solaris development servers here. I color code my PuTTY screens depending on the server I'm logged into, I use color ls, Midnight Commander, syntax highlighting in vim, etc.

There's no reason at all to force yourself into a monochrome world, even at the command line. :-)

Edited 2007-05-22 15:31

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RE[3]: Darn
by stestagg on Tue 22nd May 2007 20:18 in reply to "RE[2]: Darn"
stestagg Member since:
2006-06-03

Yes. There should be more text-mode color around. Make, for example would be far more intelligable with some color.

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RE[4]: Darn
by rcsteiner on Thu 24th May 2007 16:24 in reply to "RE[3]: Darn"
rcsteiner Member since:
2005-07-12

When I edit a Makefile in Midnight Commander's built-in editor, leading tabs are shown as BIG RED BLOCKS.

Very hard to miss. :-)

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RE[3]: Darn
by Doc Pain on Wed 23rd May 2007 00:00 in reply to "RE[2]: Darn"
Doc Pain Member since:
2006-10-08

"There's no reason at all to force yourself into a monochrome world, even at the command line. :-) "

It's even possible to have coloured applications via SSH as long as the terminal emulation can use colours and attributes. A DEC vt100 can't. :-)

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