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.


*walks away mumbling*

#usability #ufw #linux


@aral This is one of my biggest pet peeves in Linux software, a ton of things do things in needlessly complicated ways for seemingly no reason

Then like half the time it's combined with absolutely garbage tier documentation too

I wouldn't put it past *certain* Linux user groups to do that intentionally too, although I think in most cases it's just incompetent UX design

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