|Do you imply that users should be treated like idiots, with plenty of hand-holding and spoon-feeding, because "we" know better what is good for them?|
I didn't even remotely imply that. A prompt asking if you're sure is hardly treating the user like and idiot.
However, there's nothing wrong with assuming the user is an idiot to an extent - isn't that why a program needs to be able to detect bad input? If you ask for an integer, should you assume the user might give you a letter? Or assume the user is Godly and would never do such a thing?
|If you... "successfully" given "OS destroying" command on Windows, how would you recover from that? How easy is it to find the instructions for recovery procedures?|
If you can't find a way to recover Windows, your Googling skills must be non-existent.
|(even though you claim it to be nigh impossible)|
Could you please quote me on where I said that? My claim is that it's infinitely easier to shoot yourself in the foot on Linux.
There's a meme about deleting System32 on Windows. Can you delete it? No, not without knowing what you're doing. An average user can't destroy their OS by deleting System32. However, its completely possible to do so by changing with permissions.
I'm not even arguing Linux should implement this. All I'm saying is if a typo on a command could destroy your OS, maybe that command (or the specific OS destroying command) should give you a warning to ensure you actually want to do that.
If you disagree with that, I respectfully ask you stop programming and read a book.
You'd also, logically, be very upset that apt get has the nerve to ask you if you actually want to download a package!
|I have Windows "Documents folder" on focus and type Ctrl-a Shift-Del. Simple typo, isn't it? Am I safe?|
Sorry, not sorry, but you're completely incompetent for even saying this. Try to do it. Go ahead. It won't delete anything. You know why? IT'LL ASK YOU, "Hey, this is gonna delete all that stuff, are you sure you want to do that?"
The brain power is through the god-damn roof. This is not even taking into account how DIFFICULT it is to accidently press Shift-Delete - nothing compared to accidently hitting enter.
|Is 'sudo' the only method to gain elevated privileges in your Pi?|
its the one I was using. Should I not use it? Should it be removed as a command?
|*According to some religions|
Yes, thank you for bringing that infallible concept.