Bash Tutorial: What's My Line?

Jonathan Duncan jonathan at
Fri Mar 21 21:12:18 MDT 2014

On Fri, Mar 21, 2014 at 9:01 PM, Tod Hansmann < at>wrote:

> 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!
> Haha, sounds good.

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