cdw: A proper console application

I always like finding a good, well designed console application.


Not out of any sense of spite, but because it reinforces something I decided a very long time ago: that in many cases, console or even CLI applications can do just as much, and just as well, as graphical counterparts.

cdw is like that. Here’s something that looks and behaves just as a graphical application might.

Configuration, CD composition, status and disc info … everything is right up front and easy to navigate.

Lots of colors too. I like colors.

I like this arrangement over something like bashburn too. I acknowledge that bashburn works (I just used it the other day, as a matter of fact), but the menu arrangement and configuration are sometimes obtuse for me.

No matter. cdw and bashburn are both choices, and that’s what this is all about: choice. 😉