Thanks for explaining that, Andy!
I didn't know that, it makes sense.
That's the difference between Windows and Linux. I'm still thinking sometimes in
Windows-terms (but my doctor says I'm improving ;-)
--- On Wed 11/05, Andy Green < fedora(a)warmcat.com > wrote:
There's a couple of technical reasons why the commandline apps are so widely
chosen when the programs are written:
- separating the business end of the program action from the user interface
is very powerful... somebody can write a GUI layer on top who knows nothing
about how the action of the program works, they just make the pretty UI and
call through to the commandline app to get things done. If somebody later
decides to make a web UI for the thing, again they make no changes to the
actual program action but make a thin layer on top. In both cases the
program actions continue to live in one place and GUI, web and commandline
versions all benefit from updates to the same commandline app with hopefully
- it makes the program action scriptable with ease, and the program action
can be used from within other programs in a clean way, eg xcdroast ->
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