Useful tricks and tips for Geeks

I’ve encountered a number of SlashDot posts over the past week or so which discuss some of the more useful aspects of several computing tools that I use regularly. I’d commented on the first two individually (Forgotten Unix Tricks and Useful Vim Tricks) but since then, several more have emerged.

So, here are the links to each of them in one post, showing their original titles (not mine):

If someone (not me) were to make these into a book, I reckon it would prove to be quite popular. I know I’d certainly buy a copy.

Useful Vim Tricks

Inspired by an earlier post on forgotten Unix tips, another SlashDot contributer has created similar post discussing the many and varied merits of the popular Vim text editor (my editor of choice for many years now).

Once again, many of them were familiar to me but I was pleasantly surprised and suitably impressed by several other which I did not know. One commentator also posted a link to the Best Vim Tips website which I had not seen before.

Related Post: Useful Unix Tricks

Forgotten Unix Tricks?

I’ve been using differing flavours of Unix for almost 20 years now and have a fine appreciation for the power of the humble command-line (often from a DOS perspective too). It’s no wonder then, that I was drawn to this excellent post entitled, Stupid Unix Tricks?.

It’s a full-on geek fest of clever *nix tips and tricks and is anything but stupid (as the poorly named article suggests). If you have even the remotest passing interesting in the Unix operating system, be sure to check it out – there’s something in there for everyone.

Source: SlashDot