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Reshaping JSON with jq | Programming Historian
I love jq at the command line for even the simplest tasks; I need to go over this at some point.
json  jq  unix  tools  programming  data 
december 2017 by infovore
#37220 (Improvement symlinks on wp-config.php) – WordPress Trac
Handling Wordpress configuration when you're pointing to symlinked files. This flummoxed me for a bit. Solved!
wordpress  unix  symlink  deployment 
march 2017 by infovore
Try Monit to manage your daemons | Ruby Fleebie
Simple notes on using Monit to run daemonised processes.
monit  ruby  unix  ops 
august 2016 by infovore
Schedule Cron Jobs with the Whenever Gem
Simple guide on using the whenever gem to both a) schedule tasks and b) update upon deploy.
cron  ruby  unix  whenever  gem  programming 
august 2016 by infovore Pipe Viewer
"pv - Pipe Viewer - is a terminal-based tool for monitoring the progress of data through a pipeline. It can be inserted into any normal pipeline between two processes to give a visual indication of how quickly data is passing through, how long it has taken, how near to completion it is, and an estimate of how long it will be until completion." Looks very handy.
unix  software  cli  utility  data  pipeline 
june 2016 by infovore
"xsv is a command line program for indexing, slicing, analyzing, splitting and joining CSV files. Commands should be simple, fast and composable." iiinteresting.
csv  rust  data  cli  unix  tools 
february 2015 by infovore
The magic behind configure, make, make install
Nice, clear explanation (as clear as it seems anything involving M4 can be) of this process, which I've used a lot but not thought about that much.
unix  development  configuration  packaging  make  makefile 
january 2015 by infovore
The Ultimate Front-End Build Tool: make
Very good post on Just Using make as your task runner.
build  make  tools  development  software  unix 
december 2014 by infovore
One CSV, Thirty Stories - Whatfettle - Paul Downey (psd)
Rather looking forward to seeing this play out: thirty days of processing and spelunking CSV, from Paul Downey. Lots of new tools and tricks emerging already.
data  cli  unix  commandline  psd  pauldowney  csv 
october 2014 by infovore
7 command-line tools for data science
Really nice exploration of a small stack for poking data at the commandline. I'm a fan of jq and its ilk already, so this extends some of those techniques.
cli  data  json  tools  unix 
october 2014 by infovore
Paul Ford's home page
"I'm less nostalgic for old kinds of HTML than for the part of myself that was young and fearless and desperate to connect to the wider world. I get a kick out of the under construction images but, I mean, they actually are hosted and served on a perfectly modern boxes into browsers that are essentially virtualized supercomputers." Paul Ford: still the best.
paulford  ftrain  unix 
october 2014 by infovore
"Termshows are purely text based. This makes them ideal for demoing instructions (as the user can copy-paste), making fail-safe "live-coding" sessions (plain text is very scalable), and sharing all your l33t terminal hacks." Really lovely: record terminal activity, upload it to a URL, share it with others, dead simple. And the client playback is all javascript. Lovely.
cli  demo  explanations  education  unix  shell  terminal  screencast 
august 2013 by infovore
Mosh: the mobile shell
"Remote terminal application that allows roaming, supports intermittent connectivity, and provides intelligent local echo and line editing of user keystrokes." As recommended by Matthew Somerville. Looks useful!
shell  ssh  mobile  unix 
april 2012 by infovore
Obituary: printf("goodbye, Dennis"); | The Economist
"All operating systems know when they were born. Their internal clocks start counting then, so they can calculate the date and time in the future. It is unclear whether it was Mr Ritchie or Mr Thompson who set the so-called start Unix time at January 1st, 1970. That moment came to be known as the epoch. Mr Ritchie helped bring it about. And with it, he ushered in a new era." Which is as poetic a way as any of expressing how deeply rooted K&R are in the modern world.
dennisritchie  economist  obituary  technology  unix  c 
october 2011 by infovore
DMR, 1941—2011
"It’s hard to believe that there was a time when any of these weren’t conventional wisdom, but there was such a time. Unix combines more obvious-in-retrospect engineering design choices than anything else I’ve seen or am likely to see in my lifetime.

It is impossible — absolutely impossible — to overstate the debt my profession owes to Dennis Ritchie. I’ve been living in a world he helped invent for over thirty years."
timbray  c  programming  unix  computerscience  dennisritchie 
october 2011 by infovore
"This is a VT220 serial console (circa 1983) set up as a terminal for my Mac Pro (circa 2010), a nerdy dream I’ve had for a long time that I finally made a reality yesterday." Beautiful. Just look at it!
terminal  unix  mac  computer  retro  cathoderaytube 
august 2011 by infovore
Gregable.: Why you should know just a little Awk
Nice post on Awk basics - most of which I knew, but the examples are still great, especially those involving variables. The links out to the Hacker News and Reddit threads are also full of good stuff.
unix  awk  tools  text  guide 
october 2010 by infovore
unix-jun72 - Project Hosting on Google Code
"The unix-jun72 project has scanned in a printout of 1st Edition UNIX from June 1972, and restored it to an incomplete but running system. Userland binaries and a C compiler have been recovered from other surviving DECtapes." Blimey, etcetera.
unix  history  computing 
may 2010 by infovore
Find is a beautiful tool - Eric Wendelin’s Blog
A few short tips on find; one of the bash tools I use least, and should probably use more.
find  bash  shell  tips  unix 
april 2010 by infovore
pman -- create, print, save, view PDF man pages
"convert man pages into PDF documents and save them to a specified directory; (batch) print or view PDF man pages from the command line". Which is, you know, clever.
man  manpage  programming  documentation  unix  script  shell  utility 
january 2010 by infovore
Short Order Ruby - Ben Griffiths - Ruby Manor
Comprehensive notes on Ben's talk from Ruby Manor - looks really, really good, and lots of things I should probably know. This is the kind of hacking I'm a big fan of.
ruby  unix  shell  tips  cli  bengriffiths 
december 2009 by infovore » puts vs print in ruby
"...the print method buffers the output. The easiest way to get around this (for a situation like the above) is to set the sync property on $stdout." Aha. That's where I've been going wrong!
ruby  puts  print  stdout  unix 
october 2009 by infovore
"rush is a replacement for the unix shell (bash, zsh, etc) which uses pure Ruby syntax. Grep through files, find and kill processes, copy files - everything you do in the shell, now in Ruby." Equal parts "ooh" and "hunh?", I think.
shell  ruby  unix  commandline  utility 
september 2009 by infovore
Mommy, I found it! — 15 Practical Linux Find Command Examples
"In this article, let us review 15 practical examples of Linux find command that will be very useful to both newbies and experts." I've never really understood find, so these are very helpful.
linux  unix  shell  bash  find  tips 
may 2009 by infovore
Manual Page - pizza_party(1)
Man page for pizza_party: "pizza_party -pmx 2 medium regular \ Orders 2 medium regular crust pizzas with pepperoni, mushrooms, and extra-cheese." This is just pure awesome.
cli  food  unix  pizza  awesome  pureawesome  manpage 
june 2008 by infovore
The Elements Of Style: UNIX As Literature
"...a suspiciously high proportion of my UNIX colleagues had already developed, in some prior career, a comfort and fluency with text and printed words. They were adept readers and writers, and UNIX played handily to those strengths."
unix  writing  text  literature  operatingsystem  analogy  article 
january 2008 by infovore | community for sharing dotfiles like .bashrc, .vimrc, and .bash_profile
" is a place to upload, share, and synchronize your dotfiles." Built in camping, I think.
linux  bash  shell  dotfiles  unix  configuration 
july 2007 by infovore
sed, awk for rails devs
More sed & awk goodness from the
sed  awk  rails  rubyonrails  tips  unix  shell 
july 2007 by infovore
Handy one-liners for sed
sed is my new best friend. This is very, very useful.
sed  shell  bash  scripting  unix  programming  processing 
july 2007 by infovore
fluidthoughts: howto - tar-gzip
Good reference for tar-gzip - always forgetting how to do this when I need it most.
tar  gzip  howto  unix  compression  utilities 
april 2007 by infovore
Shell Scripting Primer
ADC reference on shell scripting - looks comprehensive, nicely-organised, and well-written.
shell  scripting  programming  unix  osx  mac  tutorial  reference 
march 2007 by infovore

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