Linked by Jordan Spencer Cunningham on Fri 18th Jun 2010 23:42 UTC, submitted by Jason Spalding
Google Take a step back in time to use Google in your command line interface. GoogleCL "streamlines tasks such as posting to a Blogger blog, adding events to Calendar, or editing documents on Google Docs." Aside from Blogger, Calendar, and Docs, it also provides CLI access to your Google Contacts, Picasa, and YouTube. Whether you're in it for the sheer joy of feeling like it's 1984 again or for the ease of doing a load of tasks in a batch or even incorporating it into your scripts for uber functionality and friendliness with your other apps, this nifty little program is for you. The app is native to Linux, but Mac and Windows users can use it with a bit of fenangling-- all you'll need is Python 2.5 or 2.6, and Windows users will need to add Cygwin to the mix.
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oh god, not cygwin
by moondino on Sat 19th Jun 2010 01:31 UTC
moondino
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2010-03-27

cygwin for win32 has the worst installer ever.

gg installing svn by default, but not a text editor (vi at least, please)

Edited 2010-06-19 01:33 UTC

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RE: oh god, not cygwin
by umccullough on Sat 19th Jun 2010 05:27 in reply to "oh god, not cygwin"
umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

cygwin for win32 has the worst installer ever.


Not only that, but it's slow as snot. I don't have fond memories of using it in the past.

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RE[2]: oh god, not cygwin
by Neolander on Sat 19th Jun 2010 05:33 in reply to "RE: oh god, not cygwin"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Sure, but don't you think that trying to make Windows behave like Unix without being Unix-compatible at the core is a broken approach to begin with ?

If I absolutely needed an Unix shell on windows, I think I'd use virtualization and shared directories like my father does when he uses Office 2007 on OSX (because, let's face it, Office for OSX's UI is crap)

Edited 2010-06-19 05:33 UTC

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RE: oh god, not cygwin
by nimble on Sat 19th Jun 2010 11:56 in reply to "oh god, not cygwin"
nimble Member since:
2005-07-06

cygwin for win32 has the worst installer ever.

gg installing svn by default, but not a text editor (vi at least, please)


And that's supposed to make it "the worst installer ever"?!?

Sure, it's UI isn't great, but it does the job. It recently sprouted a search box to make it easier to find packages, and command line options that allow to use it without the UI.

Svn is not installed by default btw, nor is vi, because if they were, too many would complain about "bloat". The idea is to provide only what's needed to install packages and run a shell, and let the user decide what else they need.

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RE: oh god, not cygwin
by JAlexoid on Sat 19th Jun 2010 21:22 in reply to "oh god, not cygwin"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Cygwin is a hack of making non POSIX compliant Windows system bet somewhat compliant. So no wonder it's not good.

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