The Poetics of CLI Command Names

Tuesday, June 16 2020 @ 09:18 PM CST

Contributed by: Linegod

Naming a CLI command requires deep and careful deliberation. Yet most commands seem to have been named with playful insouciance at best, and foolish indifference at worst - with neither the forethought required to stand the test of time, nor the respect demanded of the long and venerable history of the command line.

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