Tips for installing windows and freeBSD both.. anyone??

Polytropon freebsd at
Fri Nov 12 19:22:21 UTC 2010

On Fri, 12 Nov 2010 11:23:22 -0700, Chad Perrin <perrin at> wrote:
> The type of program I specifically meant was the sort of thing that
> actually tells the user the command that would perform the same task as
> the button-click, so that users of the GUI (or captive interface TUI)
> would get to see what is going on behind the scenes and perhaps learn
> from it.

Ah, I see. I've in fact wirtten such a wrapper program around
the pw program - a set of input fields to define input data
(command line parameters) to pw, and a "composited field" that
would contain the resulting command. If the wrapper did miss
a function, you could access this final command field and also
edit it. Depending on which options you had set, the command
in that field would change. The GUI wrapper also gave a short
explaination of the options used.

Sadly, this concept is usually NOT employed by GUI programs
because their programmers think about "their way" as the only
way existing. So if "my" image viewer allows you to resize
and convert ONE picture, why should it show you how to do
that with an arbitrary amount of pictures? :-)

Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
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