Dude wrote:Such a person has no place installing and configuring any Unix-based operation system. There is a minimum set of requirements required to install and configure Unix/Linux. And having a basic knowledge on how to use vi to edit a file, is one of them.
You can also use the vi editor to make the change, but not everyone is familiar basic file editing under Unix/Linux.
Iridur wrote:My response was not aimed at you. I was talking to Dude.
There are many ways to deploy the packages, @Billy, I think lack knowledge of vi (or any app) does not make one *nix illiterate. However, I can't see how your post helps. If you want people to get educated to read your so-called "F1 car", please point to sources of information. Even if it is a link to Let Me Google For You.
Dude wrote:I do not take personally offence easily in a forum like this. No, if you want to offend me, post poor code and claim it as the best thing since slice bread. ;-)
I'm glad you did not take my remark to call you a Linux enthusiast in bad way. It certainly was not meant to be a bad comment, but it's was probably silly of me to make such a remark anyway.
I guess I strive to be liberal, but by definition I don't think I really fit into any political wing.Likewise. Find politics a necessary evil to keep abreast of - such as the election in the US.
Back to Linux and your example, I have used such interfaces for many years too. Unfortunately we often have to use what is provided. However, the reason for the text interface is no longer valid, unless your input device is only a text based terminal.Not as much the input device - heck, pure tty devices are pretty much a thing of the past. It is about the complexity of the infrastructure between you and the device you need to administer. And about the task you need to perform.
I think there is nothing against a GUI app that runs on your PC to sends appropriate commands to a text interface over a slow serial link, apart from the effort that is required to interact with errors, etc.Much more complex than that. A terminal server is usually used - and it attaches to the serial/RS232 connections of multiple devices that need to be administered. It will typically reside on a separate management network too, and not on the local company/corporate intranet.