[rescue] Adminning and the CLI (was: rescue Digest, Vol 83, Issue 18)

hike mh1272 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 22 06:45:22 CDT 2009

On Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 12:54 PM, Joost van de Griek <gyorpb at gmail.com>wrote:

> 2009/10/21 Phil Stracchino <alaric at metrocast.net>:
> > IMHO, if you don't know how to use the command line, you shouldn't be
> > trying to admin ....  well, pretty much any platform but Windows or Mac,
> > really.  (Mac perhaps more so than Windows.  In Windows there has at
> > least always *been* a legacy CLI, even if it's been a crappy one and you
> > could only do a limited set of tasks with it.  On classic MacOS, if you
> > couldn't do it through the GUI, you COULDN'T DO IT, period.  I'm unclear
> > to what extent this has changed with OSX.)
> For a bit, it had turned the other way around: you can do things in
> the CLI in OS X that you can't (or couldn't) in the GUI. Haven't
> played with OS X Server since Tiger, but I must say I'm impressed with
> Apple's server admin tools. There's very little that can't be done
> through a GUI, and a good one, too.
> .tsooJ
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in both solaris and red hat, there are "things" that cannot be accomplished
in the gui that can easily be accomplished on the command line.
the gui tools are the publisher's attempts to satisfy the customer's demands
for a system that is cheaper to maintain.
that is, pointy-clicky guys are always cheaper than cli guys.

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