> In article <pan.2003.08.15.10.46.55.791737home.nl>, RLF wrote:
>> - Most Linux users are "command line" users and expect that the commands
>> are present in the distribution.
> Most answers to questions in Linux newsgroups give the solution in shell
> commands, because it's the most generic way and will apply to most/all
> systems. Different distros have different graphical setup programs, but
> the shell commands probably will work.
> Of course, newbies tend not to mention their distribution and other system
> information, or they say they have "Linux 9.1" installed on an "Athlon
> box" with an "onboard sound card" :)
> In addition, when talking about Samba setup for example, we don't know if
> someone has SWAT installed but we do know they will have a smb.conf file
> on their system. Therefore it's best to talk about this file instead of
> SWAT settings. As for file editing advice, it's best to use vi commands
> because it's likely to be present on every system.
> It doesn't mean most users are "command line users" when setting up their
> own systems. It just means giving as generic information as possible, to
> benefit the largest possible number of people. As you say, the it's safe
> to assume that certain "commands are present", while it's useless to talk
> about the Mandrake Control Center or Webmin when we don't know if they're