23 Apr 2008

Where Windows Shell is Better Than Linux

  • You can launch a document directly from the shell, like this:
C:\data>test.html
Linux forces you to decide the appropriate program yourself: firefox test.html. OS X is midway between these: open test.html.
  • When you launch a GUI program, you don't have to suffix an & to let the shell continue executing.
Both these choices make it a better shell for normal use. Frequent tasks should be easy to do.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous5:47 pm

    use xdg-open foo.html :)

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