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Jeff Pickhardt wants to make UNIX command line accessible to all and sundry. For those who find venturing into command line and shell challenging, “Betty” is a translator than can translate plain English directives into UNIX commands. The repertoire is quite limited but looks quite promising. Not too far into future we might expect voice controlled command lines interface !!

> betty whats my username
Betty: Running whoami
jrp

> betty whats my real name
Betty: Running finger `whoami` | awk -F: '{ print $3 }' | head -n1 | sed 's/^ //'
Jeff Pickhardt

Via Betty helps you conquer the console by translating English to Unix commands.

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