ufw (a firewall) uses rule numbers when you want to, say, delete a rule. Does it display the rule numbers when you list them with ufw status?

No, of course not, that would be too easy (you’d win the game right away, where’s the fun in that?)

So, instead you have to type ufw status numbered.

Remember kids, beautiful defaults are for newbs and losers. Real gamers play in hard mode.

*sigh*

*walks away mumbling*

#usability #ufw #linux

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@aral One day I'll have to give a talk about the UI of early mechanical calculators contrasted with modern UI design. These calculators were nothing like modern ones, it was basically a direct front-end to the machinery that made the calculations possible. As a result there was about 3 or 4 families of UI, each distinct (because of patents) and each requiring you study a manual to do even simple calculations.

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