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Unix tool tip 22h
tail -F will monitor a file, such as a log file, until you type Ctrl-c.
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Unix tool tip Aug 14
Setting up a second keyboard for more shortcuts
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Unix tool tip Aug 14
Vertically align code around = signs using Emacs: M-x align-regex =
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Unix tool tip Aug 14
10 Linux Commands That Will Save Your Time - Azer Koçulu's Journal
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Unix tool tip Aug 13
mv -i moves files, asking for confirmation before overwriting an existing file.
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Unix tool tip Aug 10
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 Aug 10
"Bash Infinity is a modern boilerplate / framework / standard library for bash"
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Unix tool tip Aug 9
Filter out lines containing 'spam': sed '/spam/d' somefile
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Unix tool tip Aug 8
'The enjoyment of one's tools is an essential ingredient of successful work.' -- Donald E. Knuth
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Unix tool tip Aug 7
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Unix tool tip Aug 7
Make directories more than one level deep in one command: mkdir -p foo/bar
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Unix tool tip Aug 6
In bash, !^ expands to 2nd word of previous command.
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🔎Julia Evans🔍 Aug 1
the second zine in the "bite size" series is out: "Bite Size Command Line!". It'll teach you unix command line tools (find! xargs! awk! grep!) and you can get it for $10 at
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Unix tool tip Aug 3
'Don't ever, ever plan a backup strategy. Plan a restore strategy.' -- Paul Randal
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Unix tool tip Aug 2
Combine multiple consecutive blank lines into one: cat -s
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Unix tool tip Aug 1
Shuffling Emacs windows
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Unix tool tip Jul 31
diff3 compares three files line by line.
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Tim Hopper 📟 Jul 30
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Unix tool tip Jul 30
ASCII art diagrams
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Unix tool tip Jul 27
chmod +x marks a file as executable
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