EnglishFrontPage - Greg's Wiki
8 Useful and Interesting Bash Prompts Many people don’t think of their command prompt as a particularly useful thing, or even pay it much attention. To me, this is a bit of a shame, as a useful prompt can change the way you use the command line. Well I’ve scoured the Interwebs looking for the best, most useful, or sometimes most amusing bash prompts. Here, in no particular order, are the ones I’d be most likely to use on my computers.
Grep is one among the system administrator’s “Swiss Army knife” set of tools, and is extremely useful to search for strings and patterns in a group of files, or even sub-folders. This article introduces the basics of Grep, provides examples of advanced use and links you to further reading. Grep (an acronym for “Global Regular Expression Print”) is installed by default on almost every distribution of Linux, BSD and UNIX, and is even available for Windows. A Beginner's Guide to Grep: Basics and Regular Expressions
ttyrec: a tty recorder What's ttyrec?
If you’re one of those Mac users that loves to dig in and play with hidden features and settings, this post is for you.
Top 50 Terminal Commands Hey
Show Hidden Files in Mac OS X If you find yourself needing to access hidden files on your Mac, like an .htaccess file you downloaded, a .bash_profile, a .svn directory, – literally anything preceded with a ‘.’ indicating it is invisible by default – you can run the below command from the terminal to toggle hidden files to become visible. For some quick background to fill in those who don’t know, files that are hidden in Mac OS are determined so by preceding the filename with a single period symbol (.), you can actually make any file hidden by placing a period in front of the name, thus making it invisible to the Finder.