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: I do this all the time
by Doc Pain on Tue 22nd May 2007 23:51 UTC in reply to "I do this all the time"
Doc Pain
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2006-10-08

"I also burn DVDs from the CLI when I am in a hurry.

Same here, too. Things like

% vobcopy

or

% copycd

are faster to be done than click'n'wait in a GUI. Especially for diagnostics the text mode is very useful, and if you have setup your mail subsystem well, you can do things like

% pciconf -lv | mail -s "blablubb.local's hardware" bigadmin@bigunixbox.foo

or do even strange things like

% cat ${LOGFILES} | grep "<" | grep ">" | grep -v "CTCP" | cut -d '<' -f 2 | cut -d '>' -f 1 | sort | uniq -d | xargs echo > nicklist.txt

where no GUI application is available for.
"This article gave me a good image viewer, and I decided to try out Midnight Commander too."

You'll obey to the mighty Commander, at least at Midnight. :-)

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