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Re: Re: OT: Getting people to use tools

by logan (Curate)
on Apr 30, 2003 at 21:07 UTC ( #254473=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: OT: Getting people to use tools
in thread OT: Getting people to use tools

Maybe the people you are developing these tools for are command line phoebes!

Ah, yes. We're on the same page. I actually did do a web interface, hoping that would solve the problem. No luck. I work in a unix house, and one of my end non-users is total command-line guy. He won't use aliases, command-completion, or shell prompts. I've tried to show him shortcuts ("You know, you could just use the alias 'll' for 'ls -lA'. It's already set up for you in your .tcshrc file."), and he won't do it. Even after demonstrating how it will make their jobs easier, nobody wants to play.

-Logan
"What do I want? I'm an American. I want more."


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Re: Re: Re: OT: Getting people to use tools
by John M. Dlugosz (Monsignor) on May 02, 2003 at 21:44 UTC
    I wonder the same thing about command line users (even occasional users) who have no clue about file-name completion. It drives me nuts to have to type a long multi-node file name, and can't understand why other people just do that instead of finding something that avoids it.

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