I've heard a lot about the advantages of doing less programming work in GUI apps and using more command-line tools (especially with regard to getting things done more efficiently). However, since I don't understand how my workflow would be different if I depended more on command-line tools, I can't readily evaluate whether there's enough of a payoff for me personally to invest time and effort learning a new toolset and changing my workflow.
I code some side projects in languages like C/C++/D/C#/Java/Python using Visual Studio, Eclipse, etc., and run them by setting up the build settings, and pressing F5 to build/run.
I'm developing a web program at work, so that involves using Django to set up a server, connect to a database, etc... almost all within the SciTE text editor.
For launching regular programs, I use Launchy... still no terminal. :)
For copying files and whatnot, I use a regular find/move in the graphical file manager (Windows Explorer, Nautilus).
Debugging: I use either Visual Studio or Debugging tools for Windows (if I'm on Windows). I haven't done much debugging on Linux, but for the things I've done, I've used Eclipse (also for Java on Windows).
At work: To connect to the build system and set up a project, I just use tools that have been integrated into Eclipse for my use -- no need for a terminal or anything (although I'm certainly welcome to use a terminal if I indeed want to)
What is it like to do these things in CLI? Which parts become more/less efficient? Which aspects of my workflow would need to be changed to get the greatest advantage from a shift to working mostly in CLI? In other words... If you magically transformed me into a command-line guru, how would my new coding workflow be different from my current, GUI-centered, way of doing things?