CLI/Cygwin (was: Re: [linux-elitists] Re: GNOME > you)

Karsten M. Self
Tue Jan 6 12:02:24 PST 2004

on Tue, Jan 06, 2004 at 08:37:57PM +0100, Gustaf Erikson ( wrote:
> "Karsten M. Self" <> writes:
> > There's also the interesting detail that _most_ GUI apps have some sort
> > of "undo" feature...but this functionality is virtually always
> > specifically missing from file manager apps.  CLIs typically offer this
> > option through the ability to recall and edit commands.
> Windows Explorer has this feature. Not defending it otherwise, though.
> I find a windows box w/o Cygwin really hard to work on, because I know
> enough Unix and shell to realise when a CLI is better than a GUI. I
> nearly only use Explorer to open Excel files.

You can launch 'em through Cygwin with an appropriate set of symlinks or
scripts in a /usr/local/bin directory.

I typically keep a script "launch" for backgrounding processes out of
job control:

# launch arguments
exec $@ &


Karsten M. Self <>
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