Linked by David Adams on Fri 5th Aug 2011 17:42 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces Since we're on a CLI kick today, here's an "attempt at presenting some of the most important guidelines for CLI design."
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RE: Comment by abstraction
by Delgarde on Mon 8th Aug 2011 01:50 UTC in reply to "Comment by abstraction"
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There is also the issue of output. Any seasoned user know how to redirect stdout to a file (using > for those who don't). This means there is no need to supply an option with where to output the result of a program. It should always go to stdout by default.


Unless it outputs more than one file. Extracting an archive, for example, or running a codegen tool.

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