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Welcome to the Voice of the DBA, thoughts from Steve Jones on databases, SQL Server, and life.

Nov 9, 2015

I grew up using a command line for all of my computing. I started with a Commodore VIC-20 as a youth, moving on to Apple IIs, TRS-80s, and then OpenVMS in university classes. It wasn't until I started doing graduate work that I started to enjoy graphics in the X Window System, though many of my windows just ran bash and korn shells on SunOS. Since that time, I've mostly made my living in Microsoft Windows and OSX, using graphical programs. I've still been quick to open a command shell at times, but not too often.

However there have been times when I've needed PuTTY to access remote machines, or I've had to struggle with some PowerShell remote commands. What would be nice is to have some of these tools on every machine. I love PowerShell available, but it's often a pain when I encounter a new machine.

"The Command Line is Back"