“…where they can be avoided.”

Don’t use command line tools where they can be avoided. Yes, they’re quicker, and yes, they’re often easier. But it’s also much easier to mistype or use a wrong command – even if (often precisely because!) you’re copy-pasting from somebody else. Remember: You’re not just messing about with your own site – many other users are depending on you too.

Advice from Running a public or community server, a guide full of weird advice for what has to be outlier issues when installing Friendica.

I am all about making documentation useful to the most people possible, but that has to be one of the most absurd ideas I’ve read. I am a self-taught web developer; if I had followed that advice I wouldn’t know how to use any of the tools I use daily. Nonsense.

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