Gui vs. cli software

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Mon Nov 15 18:21:36 UTC 2021

You ever heard the saying, "the command line makes difficult tasks
easy and impossible tasks merely difficult"?" There is a lot of truth
to that. Often I can, w/a few keystrokes, relatively speaking,
accomplish in minutes what it would take hours for a GUI to
accomplish, assuming it could do so at all, which is not always

Of course I'm saying there should be accessible GUI apps for those who
wish to use them. But even in century 21, there are still many cases
where the cli is more powerful. Yeah, there are exceptions, but for
the most part it holds true.

On 11/15/21, Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at> wrote:
> Hello,
> I prefer gui apps, because is 21st century, not time of first computers.
> If we want linux will more popular, it must have more gui apps. I agree,
> cli is better for older and slow computers or if you want work without
> spinning computer ventilators, but learn with gui is in my oppinion
> easier than cli.
> Take care.
> Best regards
> Vojta.
> Dne 15. 11. 21 v 18:59 Linux for blind general discussion napsal(a):
>> The topic of using gui vs. cli came up recently.  My view is the cli
>> allows much more individual control over software functions.  The gui is
>> oftn limited to what the developer decides is best for you as to function
>> and individual control.  The gui was originally sold as an easier
>> way to use computers; which meant in practice the developer trying to
>> guess how users might want to use it at the cost of greater individual
>> control.
>> Menu driven cli software is the obvious middle ground for ease of learning
>> and using programs, which could easily use mouse input.  The
>> developer could have a default setup for ease of beginner use.  But it was
>> at the time not the new sexy flash bang eye candy which graphics
>> allowed.
>>   -- ent- XR
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