Posts with tag: macosx

Command line tricks: Globbing basics

Sat Feb 24 2024

When working with files in the command line, you don't always want to write full file names. Maybe you are working on a group of files that has file names with a given patterns, like log files (e.g, log011023.txt)? Or maybe you want to filter out files that don't fit a given pattern? Or maybe your use case is just picking out shell scripts that starts with the letter P? In this article we will look at globbing, which can be thought of as wildcards we use in place of explicitly writing full filenames. Read on to see several examples on how they can be used to solve various command line tasks!

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The joy and wonders of browsing the web from the command line - A short introduction to Lynx

Sat Jan 20 2024

There is probably no secret that I enjoy using the command line. Modern Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs) feel bloated to me, and I often have the feeling that there are too much bloat on the screen at once. Fortunately, I can do most of my tasks in Emacs or the command line. Yes, even web browsing! Though I have to admit that I end up using graphical browsers to be able to watch YouTube and do some daily things like internet banking. I have briefly mentioned Lynx and terminal web browsing in previous articles, but I have never really showed it in detail. Today is the day we are finally going to look at web browsing from the command line!

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3 things I enjoy and 3 things I dislike about Mac OS X - As someone who primarily used GNU/Linux before

Sat Jul 29 2023

A few years ago I switch to mainly using Macs from previously only using GNU/Linux setups. What do I enjoy? And what do I dislike in Mac OS X? How do I handle the times I miss Linux? Keep reading if you are curious!

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Small command line tricks you should know

Tue Oct 18 2022

This time we will look at some small command line tricks that will improve your productivity. By command line, I am off course referring to bash or similar Unix-style command lines. If you know the complete basics, and want to expand your knowledge a bit, I hope this short article will help you!

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Even more cool CLI tools for you to try!

Sat Dec 11 2021

There are many cool tools for the command line out there! I always look out for new ones that can make me more productive, or maybe ones that just spice up my command line a bit. In this post I will share some tools like this with you, and also share some I'm not really super familiar with, but trying out. If you also love trying new command line tools, then this post is probably for you!

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Essential software for Mac OS X

Mon Oct 04 2021

Mac OS X is probably one of my favorite operating systems these days, even though it has some major drawbacks (weird security for applications not from the App Store comes to mind). In this post I will share some of the software that I really can't live without. These picks will be general purpose, so nothing like Final Cut Pro, Logic Pro or similar special purpose software (though it might relate slightly to programming in some peoples view, even if that is not my view). Whether you are a new user of OS X, or a more advanced user, maybe you will get some tips to make your experience better?

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A no-nonsense beginner guide to the command line

Sat Oct 02 2021

In this article I will introduce you to the command line, or bash equivalent ones at least. These are the command lines you find in operating systems such as GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, BSD-family, and more. On Windows, you can use the Linux Subsystem, Cygwin, Git Bash or something else as well. There are many options here! On some systems these applications can be found as Terminal, Terminal Emulator, Command Line, or something similar. This guide is structured with different headings, each covering different topics related to the command line. In the info-boxes, you will find extra information that might help you with terminology or other things that will help you. Most of this information is optional, so don't be scared if there is something you don't completely understand the first time you read it. Let's get started on your journey to learn the command line!

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