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Windows "The new Windows PowerShell is coming. Actually, Microsoft has just launched a Community Technology Preview of Windows PowerShell version 3, although the final version 3 probably won’t ship until it comes out with Windows 8. It also will be available for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. The CTP will install on those OSes."
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RE[4]: Window shell width
by f0dder on Sun 25th Dec 2011 15:19 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Window shell width"
f0dder
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2009-08-05

If I want to delete any file according to a pattern match or all the ZIP archives from a directory structure, then it is quicker doing that in the CLI (both in Windows and Linux). For some tasks, the CLI /is/ quicker. That's not elitism nor arrogance, that's just a fact of life.
Only if your file manager of choice doesn't have decent pattern-based file selection :-)

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RE[5]: Window shell width
by Laurence on Mon 26th Dec 2011 04:06 in reply to "RE[4]: Window shell width"
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2007-03-26

Only if your file manager of choice doesn't have decent pattern-based file selection :-)

Few do, however even if they all did, it still wouldn't help the 2nd scenario I gave about recursive changes cascading through file structure hierarchies

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RE[6]: Window shell width
by f0dder on Mon 26th Dec 2011 10:31 in reply to "RE[5]: Window shell width"
f0dder Member since:
2009-08-05

"Only if your file manager of choice doesn't have decent pattern-based file selection :-)

Few do, however even if they all did, it still wouldn't help the 2nd scenario I gave about recursive changes cascading through file structure hierarchies
"A file manager like xplorer^2 lets you "flatten" a directory hierarchy, letting you achieve a lot of the stuff that usually takes recursive shell commands :-) - of course that means traversing (and keeping dirent info in memory for) the entire hierarchy, which isn't always a good idea; OTOH it gives you a nice visual overview of what is going to be affected.

Not trying to say that GUIs can do everything a CLI can do (or can always do it as efficiently), they each have their pros and cons - but sometimes it seems like the diehard CLI-only people simply haven't used a decent file manager :-)

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