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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)

Plugin steroids for Vim

In this section, we will be looking at how we can add external plugins to Vim. Vim has its own programming language for writing plugins, which we saw a glimpse of when writing the vimrc file. Luckily, we won't have to learn all of that because most of the stuff we can think of already has a plugin out there. To manage plugins, let's install the plugin manager pathogen. Open:

Follow the installation instructions. As you can see, it's a one-line command:

mkdir -p ~/.vim/autoload ~/.vim/bundle && \curl -LSso ~/.vim/autoload/pathogen.vim

And after it finishes, add pathogen to your .vimrc:

execute pathogen#infect()

Most IDEs show a tree layout of the folder structure, in parallel with the open files. Vim can do this also, and the simplest way to achieve this is by installing the plugin called NERDtree.

Open:, and follow the instructions for installing it:

cd ~...