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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)

You can run, but you can't hide… from find

Tens of projects, hundreds of folders and thousands of file; does this scenario sound familiar? If the answer is yes, then you probably found yourself more than once in a situation where you couldn't find a specific file. The find command will help us locate any file in our project and much more. But first, for creating a quick playground, let's download the electron open source project from GitHub:

Git clone

And cd into it:

cd electron

We see here lots of different files and folders, just like in any normal sized software project. In order to find a particular file, let's say package.json, we will use:

find . -name package.json

.: This starts the search in the current folder

-name: This helps to search the file name

If we were to look for all readme files in the project, the previous command format is not helpful. We need to issue a case insensitive find. For demonstration purposes, we will also create a readme...