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Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Yay the Command Line

I have always preferred a command line interface. I think it is one of the reasons I fell in love with Matlab and one of the reasons why I didn't like Arcview or ArcGIS 8.x.

I'm not sure why I like the command line interface better. If I know something well, it seems a lot faster than using the nice user interface. Of course, something seeming faster doesn't mean that it is faster. But I guess perception is more important in this case.

Even if I don't know something well I find a command line interface a better way to learn the software. I wonder if it has something to do with actually having to think about what you are typing and why?

I also prefer command line interfaces because of the greater control. Sometimes default parameters are set to very strange values.

Anyway, today I came across YubNub: Commandline to the web. Not a complete thing, but a very cool my kind of thing. You can even submit your own commands. Via del.icio.us as per usual.

Command-lines rule. 'Nuff said.
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