The next time you see someone argue that people who "can't figure out the command line" on Linux shouldn't do something, remind them that there's a lot of accessibility reasons why a UI / File Manager are needed.
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For 2022 can we as a community, please, end this toxic behaviour of command-line bros trying to lock people out of doing things please? 🙏
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I've run Linux for probably ~18-19 years now. I struggle with the command line, I sure as hell don't let it stop me doing what I want. Don't let others convince you otherwise. Linux doesn't need to be and shouldn't be a hassle to use.

Jan 5, 2022 · 11:37 AM UTC

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I've recently built a gaming console/PC for Lutris and Steam based on Manjaro KDE. I didn't have to use the command line even once for the entire setup. I use the CLI a lot for work, but it's not necessary for everyday use.
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Command lines are for noobs, real purists only use Altair switches ;D
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One thing that bugs me is getting shamed from people about not remembering a command/program you run maybe once every 3-6 months. People use their computers for different things and their experience is usually related to how often they do the tasks they need/want done.
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Yup, that's another big part of it too. People just need to god damn relax and stop projecting the way they think onto others about how to use Linux.
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The command line isn't inherently a hassle, per se… imagine having spent all 18-19 of those years preferring the command line: you'd be stellar at it. It's not innate ability, it's just experience. RegEx, on the other hand, definitely is... but it isn't required or anything. 🤷‍♂️
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There's many reasons why people can't learn or struggle with the command line, just spending more time doesn't mean it will suddenly click.
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The command line is a very powerful tool but shouldn’t be a crutch for poor GUI design. That’s not how you get to mass acceptance, but it’s great for giving command bros nerdcred.
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I'm a developer who has been using Linux since I was in my mid-teens (~2005) and completely fluent and comfortable in the command line - it's often faster than any other way. But even I don't always feel like using the terminal for everything, sometimes I want to just "brain off"
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In theory my mods work in linux, sometimes.
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Would love to know. Made the mistake of trying to install SteamOS. I just dont have time for all that shit. Even mint is too much of a hassle with so much other work to do.