[ILUG] Which Distro ?
robbiekiely at eircom.net
Thu Oct 7 13:58:18 IST 2004
Chris Higgins <chris.higgins at darach.ie> wrote:
> Excellent point - excellent approach - the benefit of the GUI tools
> for beginners is that they still let you look at the text file, and
> usually allow you to modify it anyway... but you get to immerse
> yourself into the commandline as you need to - rather than having to
> hit everything day one.
> I hope that you will take your 'only use tools available on all
> machines' ethic to heart and stay away from that horrible thing called
> emacs. Only use cat / sed and awk to edit files :-) You could also
> consider that visual editor - I think it's called 6 or something...
> if you really had to
The other thing is that using gui tools typically requires running an X
server and some older machines may not be that able for it. I'm kinda
hoping that if I ever get asked to fix some linux problem that all I'll
need is a serial console or to telnet/ssh in and do it from the command
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