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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

An other reason for having command line

1034459070_9ce876e4db_bBecause you can easily follow along with tutorial / trouble shooting guidelines / other documentations. Check out the difference between these two tutorials:

In the first you have to orient yourself after some screenshots. If an error message comes up, it is much less likely that you will find it using a searchengine, because all similar instances will be encoded in pictures. Also, it is much harder to follow along.

Now check out the second case. You can copy-paste directly the commands from the blog. If errors come up, they will probably be present (and searchable) on the Internet, since they are inherently in a textual format.


Picture taken from marcman220's photostream with permission (and yes, I know that it is from a Windows CMD. Some command line is better than no command line)


  1. Anonymous3:43 AM

    ctrl+c works with dialog boxes.

  2. That's true, but how many people know that? :-)