On 18/02/13 10:51, david wrote:
> One thing I noticed just a few days ago while updating my wife's netbook (it
yes ... that kind of search if there is an error is nice ... what shell/terminal
is that? anything using readline under the covers gives tab-completion ... not
quite that but it can still save a lot of typing, and avoid some typos to.
Certainly big, very flexible programs have big, complicated manpages with lots
of options. Here an interface or a script offering only the few common use-cases
is much easier to use if you don't need the whole program, hence the many
mplayer front ends to choose from.
I personally find trying to work out how to use a big, very flexible menu and
tab interface (like VLC's for example) much more annoying than finding the
options in a manpage. Then if the task is something I'll do again I'll add
another line to a text file on the subject, or perhaps save a one-line script,
or even put in my desktop panel or keyboard shortcuts if it is a task I repeat a
lot. For me its easier to keep a line of text on file than remember a whole swag
of settings nested in tabs and menus, but everyone works differently.
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