It is annoying to run a command in your terminal and see it run for hours. Learn how to run bash commands in the background.
In Bash, not all characters are equal. Here are some of the more important ash special characters you should know.
Did you know there are keyboard shortcuts in Bash you can use to edit or tweak your commands quickly and avoid having to retype everything?
If you find yourself creating similar texts in the Terminal every day, why not simplify the process and create a text template script in bash?
Have you notice how Linux commands are located in different folders but accessible everywhere? Here is how to make your scripts executable everywhere too.
While bash is fast and powerful, it’s also difficult for beginners to pick up. Here are some basic bash commands that all new users should know.
7zip is a great tool for compressing files, but its usage can be complicated for some users. Here’s how you can simplify 7z compression with bash aliases.
It can be so difficult for new users to remember Linux commands that they need to fully utilize their system. These tricks make it easier to do so.
Launchd is just like Linux’s cron for Mac. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to use launchd to run scripts on schedule in macOS.
In Linux, the terminal is a big deal, and you’ll spend time working with it. Why not customize it to your liking and make it look good?
Bash is pre-installed on most Linux distros, but it is not the only shell around. Here are 6 alternative Linux shells you can use and try out.
Have you ever wanted to learn “scripting” in Linux but are not sure where to start? This beginner’s guide shows you how easy it is to start scripting in Linux. Check it out!
Transferring files is nothing new. However, Transfer.sh is an exciting tool that lets you do so via the terminal. It works on any system that has bash and curl.
One thing we all expect of our chosen operating system is that it plays nice with others. Does Microsoft supporting Linux make you like Windows more?
Microsoft has recently announced the support of Bash on Windows 10. Here is how you can install and use Bash on Windows 10.
The Fishery is a plugin repository for Fish Shell (a replacement shell for Bash that has a lot of features going for it). Check it out.
Have you ever wanted to get away from Bash when using Linux? Enter Fish shell, a great alternative with tons of neat features.
Instead of opening one application at a time, you can use this simple trick to open multiple applications simultaneously. Work in Linux and Mac.
If you are planning to back up files to Dropbox from the terminal, Dropbox Uploader is the best solution for you.
One of the best things about the Linux command line is your ability to put together scripts that make your life easier. While shell programming may seems difficult to learn, these 2 simple tricks cn allow you to easily simple shell script to automate your life.
By default, when we talk about a shell in Linux, most people think of Bash. It is true that it is the most wide spread and arguably one of the simplest shell to begin with, but there are also plenty of other shells out there yearning for your attention. Today, we shall go through another very famous shell: the Korn Shell (“ksh” for the intimates).
A while back, we listed 8 Useful and Interesting Bash Prompts. That turned out to be one of our most popular articles, and still generates user response and feedback. This time we’ve found a few more gems, as well as some handy tips and tricks for having the coolest shell prompt on the proverbial block.
Those unfamiliar with software development may be surprised at how many so-called grey areas there can be. Even if you know you want to write, say, a Rails app, you’ve got several more specific decisions to make. What database should you use? Which version of Ruby? Which gems should be installed? Will it conflict with […]
If you’re a Linux (or even Mac) user, and you’ve never toyed with your shell prompt, you might not realize just how useful a good prompt can be. Sure, it can show your user and host names, and perhaps the current directory, but a really good prompt can do a whole lot more. Those who […]
When it comes to Linux command, it is always a love and hate affair. Newbies tend to shun away from the command line as much as possible while the intermediate to expert users who are used to it will swear by it, and boost how much faster and more productive they have become due to […]
As someone who earns part of my living by trying out Linux distros, I reinstall a LOT. Even my favorites rarely last longer than a few months before they’re wiped away to make room for something new. Invariably, one of the very first things I do after any installation is to tweak my shell to […]
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 […]
A lot of games out there have some form of command prompt, often just for entering cheat codes. You know the type – you hit some function key and a bar drops down from the top of the screen letting you enter commands or codes or whatever else. Well some clever folks have taken that […]
The Bourne Again Shell, better known as bash, is the default for most Linux distributions. It’s extremely powerful as far as command shells go, and holds all kinds of nifty tricks for those willing to learn. One of the best features is, in my opinion, the command history system. There are many options to use […]
One thing that gets debated over and over in Linux is the need for the command line. Many say that you should never need to access a command prompt to get things done, others are of the opinion that the power of the Linux shell is one of the things that makes Linux so great. […]