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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 5. Developers' Treasure

In this very chapter, we will kick start by building a web server using Python. We will then see how to process all our images automatically using ImageMagick. Then, we will look at the git flow branching model and how it will help you. Furthermore, we will see how meld command line can help merge our git conflicts. We will then focus on the working of ngrok tool and see how it saves the day by proxying requests coming from the internet to our laptop. We will also explore the versatile query capabilities of jq, the Swiss army knife of JSON! Towards the end, we will explore ways in which one can manage and kill Linux processes.

In this chapter, we will cover the following:

  • Shrinking spells and other ImageMagick

  • Understanding the work of git flow branching models

  • Using ngrok to secure tunnels to localhost

  • Getting yourself acquainted with jq