Eventhough it’s been a week since the cast and pins have been removed and I’ve practised the exercises, recommended by the doctor, religiously like the good girl I am. Still, typing with two hands sucks!
That doesn’t stop me from continuing with “The Command Line Crash Course” though. The good thing about this course is; you’ll be typing 5 letters commands most of the time anyway It’s also well written, you are taught through easy exercises and most important, it’s really aimed at newbies with no prior command line experience. People like me, who are actually afraid of the terminal will find this book a big relief.
I have used the terminal many times before, appearantly ”trial and error” didn’t work for me. I somehow kept being stuck in the “error” part But maybe that was because using terminal always felt like going down a dark cave without a torch, while being afraid what was waiting for me at the other end…..Let me tell you; Zed A. Shaw’s course is the torch Eventhough I’m still at chapter 8, I’m a little less intimidated by the terminal each chapter.
Ooh, and for the people who think that the graphical user interface (GUI) makes the terminal obsolete. You’ve got it wrong! Typing short commands in terminal, saves you from wandering through menus and dialogue boxes, therefore minimizing all the pointing and clicking. Trust me, your wrists will love you for learning the command line!