[UFO Chicago] Re: Brian's Conversion from FreeBSD to Debian andQuestions on X

Richard Lynch ceo at l-i-e.com
Wed May 10 10:43:39 PDT 2006

On Wed, May 10, 2006 9:54 am, Brian Sobolak wrote:
> jordanb at hafd.org wrote:
>> Brian Sobolak said:
>> It's true that some Linux distros come with clicky-licky admin tools
>> that
>> need a GUI and may be more familiar to a Windows user, but if you're
>> trying to learn the "Unix" way of doing things then you should
>> probably
>> avoid using those tools and learn to do it properly (from the shell)
>> anyway.
> So, to pick an example, is it better to use a GUI tool to setup
> networking
> or figure out all the shit in the ifconfig man page?
> Yes, I'm baiting you,

It's better to start with a desktop so you're not trying to learn
everything at once. :-)

It's also way better to find some examples of ifconfig than to try to
read that man page -- cuz it's really simple once you see a few

Ditto, only more so, for "route"

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