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Unix tool tip 5h
mv -i moves files, asking for confirmation before overwriting an existing file.
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Unix tool tip Apr 23
More shell, less egg
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Unix tool tip Apr 23
GNU Shepherd 0.6.0 released
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Unix tool tip Apr 22
cp -u will only copy files that don't exist, or are newer than their existing counterparts, in the destination directory.
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Unix tool tip Apr 19
Filter out lines containing 'spam': sed '/spam/d' somefile
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Unix tool tip Apr 18
'The enjoyment of one's tools is an essential ingredient of successful work.' -- Donald E. Knuth
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Unix tool tip Apr 17
Make directories more than one level deep in one command: mkdir -p foo/bar
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Unix tool tip Apr 16
In bash, !^ expands to 2nd word of previous command.
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Unix tool tip Apr 15
'Don't ever, ever plan a backup strategy. Plan a restore strategy.' -- Paul Randal
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Unix tool tip Apr 12
Combine multiple consecutive blank lines into one: cat -s
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Unix tool tip Apr 11
Shuffling Emacs windows
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Unix tool tip Apr 11
Replying to @ahmetb
I agree that bash is a really crufty environment. But everyone uses it, or some small variation on it. I find this very interesting. Lots of alternatives that seem obviously better turn out not to be.
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Unix tool tip Apr 10
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Unix tool tip Apr 10
Org-mode markup deserves to be adopted beyond Emacs
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Unix tool tip Apr 9
diff3 compares three files line by line.
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Unix tool tip Apr 8
chmod +x marks a file as executable
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Unix tool tip Apr 5
Vim, a text editor for the ages
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Unix tool tip Apr 4
Bash process substitution by
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Unix tool tip Apr 3
Vim color schemes
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Unix tool tip Apr 2
sdiff shows diff output side-by-side.
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