How about... you have a folder of image files named year-month-day.jpg (2008-05-22.jpg) that is a snapshot of your aquarium on that day.
Fair enough, let's leave the actual applications out of this
Command line may be faster, but the GUI certainly isn't slow either...
Then you realized that every year in May, all fishes are sleeping, and there is no point keeping those snapshots, so you want to delete all the files in May. How would you do that?
I would do
Yes, and it was >20 years ago, and GUI programs haven't caught up to that kind of flexibility yet.
Sure, but it took time to develop the rm command when it first was created.
That is a very noble undertaking. Very courageous of you, Elysia. =)
They're all lazy bastards and don't realize the the gain of doing this :|
Of course there is a limit to how complex a script gets. For anything more complicated, we need C++, too. On the other hand, what phantomotap described is certainly doable in CLI, can you say the same for GUI?
Pretty solution, though? Hardly. I think not.
CLI is not God, there is a limit to what it can do, too =).
what if you wanted to display the error in german and not english, which the app was written in?
btw, bed time for me =) I will come back tmr. In case you are wondering, I am a high school kid and need to go to school at 8 everyday =).