Birmingham computer science specific snippets
Others’ scripts and programs I like and fanboy about
Ack: like grep but with good defaults for programmers. Ignores version control and build directories; trivial to customise.
If you use Ubuntu,
apt install ack-grepand define an
alias ack=ack-grepin your shell profile.
Fish, the friendly interactive shell. Has better syntax, great defaults (syntax highlighting!), and better tab-completion (substrings, not just prefixes of filenames). Defining and saving an alias is as simple as this:
alias s sublime_text funcsave s
This persists the newly created function
~/.config/fish/functions/s.fish, and it will automatically be loaded in all currently-running and future shells! No more manual fiddling around with