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Pros and Cons for Using CLI

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In this article I will debate on several major advantages and disadvantages for using the command-line in Linux. When I think it's 'better' to use CLI, when not, and how can this can impact the work speed.

The pros

It's faster: It's well-known that in most cases the use of command-line is faster and makes easier working with large numbers of files
Easily automate tasks through scripts: Scripts and functions can prove very handy for certain tasks which need to be performed on a regular basis
Aliases: A strong point of the shell is the ability to create aliases, which usually replace a longer command (or small group of commands) with an easy to type one
More powerful: In most cases CLI is more powerful. Just an example, when it comes to manipulating a big number of files CLI is the way to go, since it can perform custom operations using several commands which usually fit on a single line very fast

http://tuxarena.blogspot.com/2009/04/pros-and-cons-for-using-cli.html

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