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bfv  ·  1423 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: How the Command Line Became Mainstream Again -- Following: How We Live Online

This is silly. The shell is a programming language in itself. You can make it do anything you want. That is why we prefer it to graphical interfaces. You have a fundamentally different relationship with the machine than you do picking from a fixed set of operations via menu or typing. Typing magic words instead of scrolling through a menu is just a cosmetic difference.