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Old 5th March 2005, 03:17   #327
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The thing about UNIX commands is that they fit in with the UNIX paradigm - everything's a file, files are usually text. It works so well by design. The reason they're useful is because people decided to design things so that tools like that would be useful, if that makes sense.

The commands tend to be less useful on Windows because configuration and so on simply isn't stored as plaintext, and the "everything's a file" paradigm isn't used (since it has less meaning in a GUI setting). It's just design choices.

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