The original argument was that I could not append X files into one and filter out entries by date and perhaps IP, which I can easily do with a GUI and just as fast. I have proven that with this small utility that appends all files you select and filters out entries by date.
Originally Posted by Mario F.
This is irrelevant. GUIs can do it, which is my point. Not that it requires writing a program to do it or not. There probably are utilities out there to do it, anyway. Or you could design one, even if it just used command lines!
Can't you see Elysia that you would have to write 1 application for about every single thing that would be thrown at you? Just because you can do something in a GUI it doesn't mean a GUI is always the best solution; sometimes its even the slowest because you can type naturally more faster than you can manipulate the mouse?
Again, this is untrue. It depends on how well done the GUI application is done. CLI is NOT superior to GUI. A CLI can just as well be more daunting and poor than a GUI. It all depends on how well written it is. But you always claim otherwise.
But flexibility is the domain of CLIs where varied tasks from the most varied sources can be performed in one single environment at a fraction of the time and effort needed to do in a GUI.
For small, incomplex tasks, maybe. Yes, I use some short commands which means CLI but aside (and maybe an easy rename), but aside from that, I never use them. GUIs I use are far more productive and easier to use.
CLIs are daunting at first, but become quickly your tool of choice once you get used to them.
You wish that were true. I have been forced to use enough CLI to get really annoyed at it.
And that is probably what you never did. You never really used a CLI past your initial irritation.
Once C++ gets a standard GUI library, I'm sure I'll be using it. But whatever does it matter - just use Wine!
Besides I'm using Linux and I'm pretty sure you didn't make it portable.
Oh and the files I used to test with. Here they are.