[OT] Josh's secret

Lloyd Brown lloyd_brown at byu.edu
Fri Jul 13 14:05:29 MDT 2012


It's okay.  It took me a long time to realize that this:

cat filename | less

Could be shortened to this:

less filename

My other two favorite cli shortcuts:

Ctrl-D (on a blank line) - closes a terminal
Ctrl-L - clears the terminal screen

It's the little things that bug you, at least when you find out there is
a better way, and you've wasted all that time.

Lloyd Brown
Systems Administrator
Fulton Supercomputing Lab
Brigham Young University
http://marylou.byu.edu


On 07/13/2012 12:15 PM, AJ ONeal wrote:
> Hey guys, don't tell anyone but Josh has using linux he was 15 and he
> didn't know that you could do
> 
>     mv some-file.ext ./new/path/
> 
> instead of
> 
>     mv some-file.ext ./new/path/some-file.ext
> 
> But he's really sensitive about it, so don't tell anyone.
> 
> "I wish it were smart enough to tab complete with the same name so that you
> didn't have to retype it"
> 
> AJ ONeal
> 
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