Every Programmer Is Not A Terminal User

I’m always surprised that every programmer isn’t a skilled terminal user. Perhaps it’s because I got into programming after finally being able to purchase a MacBook, but having no idea what to do with it, I searched for “terminal hacks” online and the rest is history.

I very much prefer to use the terminal for lots of tool things like git and basic Unix stuff. I do use a text editor though. Occasionally I’ll use vim but I’m not a magician.

I’ve seen many of my coworkers reach for a graphical git client and for some reason this surprises me over and over. I’m not shaming anyone. Just observing.

I wonder if they are surprised when they see me typing away on that black screen, chaining stuff together?