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Old 06-22-2001, 01:50 PM   #1
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Tips and Tricks Section

hey after this thread, 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?

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Old 06-22-2001, 02:14 PM   #2
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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
mkdir someLongDirName
cd someLondDirName
I do a
mkdir someLongDirName
cd !$
and instead of
vi someDodgyScript
chmod 700 someDodgyScript
(someDodgyScript: yeah right, call that code - *CRASH*)
vi someDodgyScript
I'll end up doing
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
(*error! TO should be to*)
(*error! TO should be to*)


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