I'm one, I'll confess. I find it so much more interesting to use CLI and the power of scripting etc to get things done than having to trawl through any GUI.
Am I the only one ? After 28 years in IT I know several scripting languages extremely well including bash, VB, JS, PowerShell, PHP, AutoIT and so many others - not to mention JunOS, ScreenOS and Cisco's iOS
phenomlab Your career makes it different for you
A lot of people like me started using commands running Linux. Then moved to managing hosting services like VPS and so on. So yes, proficient in commands to some extent.
I am a GUI person. Mainly because I grew up using Windows. But recently due to my commitments, I have learned some commands which I got used to now.
I think when we start using Linux, we do not have much choice. But it is changing now with Linux too.
Abhi the command line is always by far more flexible and powerful both in Linux and Windows. The GUI in most cases tends to leave out some of the most important commands. Firewalls are well known for this.
phenomlab The GUI in most cases tends to leave out some of the most important commands.
That happens mainly when we use computer in a production line environment. A home user worries less about things commands can do.
phenomlab Firewalls are well known for this.
I use an install and forget firewall. Most of us rely on the basic Windows firewall for normal use. I know you are a power user. But that is more like ditching Bootstrap for raw code. ☺️
admin managing hosting services like VPS
There is cPanel 😇
phenomlab powerful both in Linux and Windows.
I never had the time to learn use the CLI in Windows. By the time I was on Windows, it was almost 100 % a GUI OS.
A lot of people think command line junkies as 🤓
admin Partly true. Comes complete with long hair and sandals....
Some of them come with very bad ego and hates the way the world is.
Abhi very bad ego
Yes. Some developers also have god complexes. That type of attitude does nothing for me to be honest.
I use command line to update my softwares in Linux. Updates can be done in Software center but typing the command and updating gives a different feel. I learnt very few commands and i feel like an expert 😃