Yes, it’s that white (or green) on black screen, where mysterious text flows and strange commands execute. I know great programmers who never use the CLI; however, I also know basic computer users who do everything in the CLI instead of the graphical user interface (GUI). They have console applications to browse the web and file system, read mail, view images and edit text. They even watch YouTube videos and read PDF files without a GUI!

It’s up to each person to find his or her best workflow. Some prefer the GUI, while others enjoy the CLI.

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