Why to learn commands in Linux
In this post we discuss why you must learn command line in Linux
Following are the points why you must consider learning commands in Linux
- Knowing commands you have better control over the computer than just knowing the GUI which is always limited
- Command line is more direct interface with the Linux system
- Faster than GUI mode, in most of the cases like listing specific files will be more faster in command line than in Graphical way
- You can automate repeated tasks, for example, converting image files to specific sizes or deleting temporary files from computer etc.
Ruslan Osipov in his blog post Power of Command Line gives very nice examples as Following
To make Back file steps
Right click file. Left click on “Copy”. Right click on some empty space. Left click on “Paste”. Right click on a newly created copy. Left click on “Rename”. Switch to a keyboard. Type file.bak.
Where as in bash shell using command line
He has also given the the comparision table as follows
|Ability to combine/chain tools||Yes||No|
|Easy to learn||No||Yes|
|Efficient for a novice user||No||Yes|
|Efficient for an experienced user||Yes||No|
|Good for occasional use||No||Yes|
|Good for repetitive tasks||Yes||No|
|Presents visual information well||No||Yes|
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