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View Poll Results: Anyone want a Linux tip or quick hint page?
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Old 06-22-2001, 01:50 PM   #1
trickykid
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Tips and Tricks Section


hey after this thread, http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...&threadid=3587 got an idea of
maybe not just a documentation page but maybe a page where users of Linux can submit like tips and tricks that they use on a regular basis. you know, not just alot of info but maybe something like a quick hint or tip people can use when using Linux.

is anybody maybe up for something like that or not?

Last edited by trickykid; 06-22-2001 at 01:52 PM.
 
Old 06-22-2001, 02:14 PM   #2
jharris
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Sounds cool...

The one that I use the most in the !$ and !! substitutions in bash/tcsh (and probably csh too). So instead of doing a
Code:
mkdir someLongDirName
cd someLondDirName
I do a
Code:
mkdir someLongDirName
cd !$
and instead of
Code:
vi someDodgyScript
chmod 700 someDodgyScript
./someDodgyScript
(someDodgyScript: yeah right, call that code - *CRASH*)
vi someDodgyScript
I'll end up doing
Code:
vi someDodgyScript
chmod 700 !$
./!$
(someDodgyScript: yeah right, call that code - *CRASH*)
vi !!
Looks a bit wierd to read but can save ya time.

The same goes for making typos in big command and using the ^original^replacement^ to do the substitution. So
Code:
/some/dir/that/is/a/sod/TO/find/aBinary     
(*error! TO should be to*)
/some/dir/that/is/a/sod/to/find/aBinary
becomes
Code:
/some/dir/that/is/a/sod/TO/find/aBinary     
(*error! TO should be to*)
^TO^to^
Jamie...
 
  


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