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Working with Linux – Quick Hacks for the Command Line

Book Description

Say goodbye to unproductive Linux habits and switch to the express lane

About This Book

  • Improve your terminal and command-line productivity by using powerful tools
  • Sharpen your existing command-line skills and achieve complex tasks faster
  • Save time and money by creating customized commands that automate day-to-day tasks

Who This Book Is For

This book is for system administrators and developers who know the basics of Linux and want to brush up and sharpen their skills. Prior experience with Linux shell is required.

What You Will Learn

  • Optimize the power of Guake by integrating it with ClipIt
  • Deep dive into the workings of the console editor—Vim
  • Explore the advanced concepts and best practices of shell scripting
  • Edit large amounts of data quickly using Sed
  • Use pipes and subshells to create customized commands
  • Get to know how you can speed up the software development and make the terminal a handy companion

In Detail

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.

Style and Approach

This book takes a step-by-step approach using examples that show you how to automate tasks using terminal commands. You’ll work through easy-to-follow instructions so you learn to use the various Linux commands and tools such as Terminator, Guake, and others.

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