Subject: Re: bin/3011: ftp could be smarter with host:/path and URL's
To: None <,>
From: Grey Wolf <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/09/1996 09:43:51
As an aside, I notice that there is a lot of the attitude that "Gee,
since everyone has whizbang bitmapped workstations, we don't need
to support command lines any more."

We need to get it out there that THE COMMAND-LINE-BASED UTILITY IS A
NECESSITY.  What happens, for example, when your whizzybang GUI goes

All this in  reply to the (nc)ftp debate.  For example, I grew up on a
CLI-only environment (VAX 11/750 running 4.[123/MORE]BSD) and didn't learn
the joys of a bitmapped windowing environment until much later.

Now, this is not to say CLI is the only way to go or that the GUI should
not be present, but in all fairness, most of the time under a GUI I'm only
running multiple instances of CLIs.

Although Xearth, xclock, xload _are_ kind of nice. :-)