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Working with Linux ??? Quick Hacks for the Command Line

By : Bogdan Vaida, Petru I»ôfan
Book Image

Working with Linux ??? Quick Hacks for the Command Line

By: Bogdan Vaida, Petru I»ôfan

Overview of this book

Websites, online services, databases, and pretty much every other computer that offers public services runs on Linux. From small servers to clusters, Linux is anywhere and everywhere. With such a broad usage, the demand for Linux specialists is ever growing. For the engineers out there, this means being able to develop, interconnect, and maintain Linux environments. This book will help you increase your terminal productivity by using Terminator, Guake and other tools. It will start by installing Ubuntu and will explore tools and techniques that will help you to achieve more work with less effort. Next, it will then focus on Terminator, the ultimate terminal, and vim, one of the most intelligent console editors. Futhermore, the readers will see how they can increase their command line productivity by using sed, find, tmux, network, autoenv. The readers will also see how they can edit files without leaving the terminal and use the screen space efficiently and copy-paste like a pro. Towards the end, we focus on network settings, Git hacks, and creating portable environments for development and production using Docker. Through this book, you will improve your terminal productivity by seeing how to use different tools.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)

Chapter 2. Productive Shells – Reinvent the way you work

In this chapter, we will start off with a short introduction to Vim and look at the most basic commands to help you get started with basic CRUD (create, read, update, delete) operations. We will then upgrade the shell interpreter to zsh and also give it superpowers with the awesome oh-my-zsh framework. We will look at some basic regular expressions such as searching some text using grep. Then, we will unleash the power of Unix pipes and run embedded commands using subshells. The later part of the chapter will help us understand how we can boost productivity and automate a lot of our day-to-day work by showing some of the more advanced shell scripting techniques.

In this chapter, we will cover the following:

  • Working with Vim

  • Managing zsh using the oh-my-zsh framework

  • Writing and running super powerful one line commands using pipes and subshells

  • Exploring the shell scripting libraries

We will focus on editing files. For that we need to choose...