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Why use terminal?
Authored by: Anonymous on Mar 17, '01 01:51:51PM

Why would you use the terminal, when there's a sweet little GUI function to do this? Just hit Apple-option-esc and select the app to force quit. This works regardless of app's statusd (unlike AppleScript) and can force quit any process.

"I love systems, their applications excepted". George Sand (translated from French)



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Why use terminal?
Authored by: Anonymous on Mar 17, '01 06:49:02PM

Because I want to quit them REMOTELY.



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Kind of like Macsbug...
Authored by: Anonymous on Mar 19, '01 10:09:57AM

The other reason to use terminal is that you get to see all processes, like hz in macsbug used to do. The force-quit dialog only shows apps with a GUI (I think -- I'm pretty sure apps you write as daemons/servers won't show up here.)



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Why use terminal?
Authored by: Anonymous on Mar 22, '01 07:46:41AM
One Reason to use the Terminal is the fact, that the GUI may crash, preventing you from seing your mouse cursor, etc.

I had such situations when Classic Apps that ran in Full screen@256 colors (old games) crashed. the color table is sometimes modified and you can't really access your system via gui. However, over a LAN, you can still log in and kill the offending process.

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