I agree that it needs to get MUCH, MUCH easier for it to gain mainstream appeal, but FWIW this is all I need to do to use my BTC as a total noob with zero programming experience/knowledge
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Where do I put this .bashrc file, to Windows/System32 folder or it's ok on my desktop?
Thanks for sharing, but real noobs will need a better way to start using BTC securely... Like a GUI with one button where wallet is encrypted and you don't have to learn the word *blockchain* ever
You know, anybody who knows how to use a CLI, including the one in Windows for that matter, cannot be considered a noob.
Haha yeah, that's why I said there's still a long way to go until Joe Average uses it. It's more of an argument for how simple the CLI really is and how Linux highlights its use, encouraging the best tool for a given job. Sometimes the GUI isn't faster or easier, even if it may be more familiar and comfortable just because you're used to it. And even when helping noobs, it's much easier to say "copy and paste this" than give a long list of "click this button halfway down the page third from the right, then scroll down the dropdown list until you see this, then go back to the last screen with the green bars and find the tall box between the two short boxes..."
And you could easily make a batch file in Windows on your desktop that you can double click for the same results, but I'm not as familiar with that.