Bash Tutorial: What's My Line?

Tod Hansmann at
Fri Mar 21 21:01:10 MDT 2014

On 3/21/2014 4:33 PM, Jonathan Duncan wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 2, 2014 at 9:33 AM, Jeff Anderson <java.emitter at>wrote:
>> *The Command Line*
>> Bash is said to have a command line interface (CLI) because what you
>> literally do is type a command to your computer (or a remote one) on a
>> single line.  Well, sometimes it's more than one line, but let's pretend
>> it's only one for now.
>> <snip lots o bash>
>> Now that you can type a line of text into bash, I will next give you the
>> power to command the computer via Bash.  So, get your mouse ready, and
>> practice saying, "transparent aluminum", Scotty.  When I return, we shall
>> type in some magical invocations that Richard Stallman refers to as
>> 'cantrips'.  I ask only a few zorkmids (approximately a billion Dogecoin)
>> for admission.  If you don't have any gold, I suppose you can just stay a
>> while and listen.
>> You got a web address with all this stuff?  ;)
No, he's silly and doesn't even have his own domain.  Don't worry 
though, I'll be getting him to give it the web treatment later, as I can 
prod him at work for the time being!

-Tod Hansmann

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