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I teach my kids to use the right tool for the job, because using the wrong tool for the job can lead to injuries. But I violate this all the time, myself. It's just a good habit to get into.

"curl | bash" is a bad habit to get into. It works under certain circumstances, like making sure it's an SSL connection from a source you trust. But it's just a bad habit for the average person to get into.

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