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Old 02-26-2020, 02:20 AM   #1
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Software recommendations for my needs


I am working as a software field support engineer.
So I need to investigate software issues, log files, software bugs, in the field and at my desk for a home automation product.

Previously I was working as a system admin in a windows environment , but because if this new job I am running Linux for 2 years now, did some distro hopping, Ubuntu mint kubuntu Manjaro (ran it for 1 year, kde) and now I have finally settled for fedora as my main driver.

And I was wondering if you guys have some software recommendations to make my fedora installation more practical.

What I use now

Mailspring (office365 for work email)
Vs code (my main editor)(vim for terminal editing, tried emacs, but it has a steep learning curve)
Tilix with oh my zsh powerlevel10k
I use grep and ack a lot (for logfile investigation)
I need to connect over aah a lot during the day to different Installations (I use just the terminal for this)
Brave browser for some cloud based interfaces
Microsoft teams
Mostly I use Google office suite (docs and sheets)(libre for offline)
Joplin (to keep track of email templates to dos and note taking
I write a lot of bash scripts to automate certain processes (I keep them in a folder synced with a git repo)
Gnome boxes for running windows and windows programs

Is there something that you would change? add-ons or

I sometimes have a lot of terminals open at the same time and a lot of tabs in brave

What are your main programs to work with ...?
Old 02-26-2020, 09:29 AM   #2
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It sounds like you're sorted out already.

If you're doing 'house calls' on sick equipment a live usb would be handy.
If you're satisfied with your programs, it's actually more important to understand the options on the programs you use than to have "the best" software. It's not "the best" if you don't know how to use it.
For instance, on the vim/emacs thing, you're right. IMHO they are vastly overrated type writing programs. There's an infinity of potential in both,but most of it is rarely if ever used, because with 5 keystrokes I can save myself a few if I knew the obtuse command syntax. Personally I dislike both, don't want to occupy grey cells knowing obtuse syntax, and use nano.

Learn a bit about sed & awk, head, tail & cut. They come in handy when you're scripting.

Exactly what task do you require a program for that you don't have? Are you unhappy withthe way something performs.
Old 02-26-2020, 12:55 PM   #3
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Thanks for giving the instructions.I like your post.You guide in a better way.


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