A list of the 110 "rules" in alias form might be more useful
alias Grep=grep # My most common typo
Or maybe I should just get better at typing?
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I feel your pain, GrumpenKraut, but that won't work for multiple users - e.g. I would want m=man - across hundreds of servers. I reckon Grep or gerp = grep is uncontroversial and I'd be happy to roll out a package particular to every OS variant with that alias. Worst case, the package isn't installed and you have to take care typing. But at least users have to know the full form of the command (sorry, not suggesting YOU don't).
It's the same argument as to whether `alias rm='rm -i'` is a good idea; If you get used to the shell always checking up on you, you can easily get in trouble if you're on a system that doesn't have that alias defined.
[Unix IS user-friendly - it's just very particular who its friends are]
"If a developer speaks of his own work this way, it either means:
1) It's been done before, but better, or
2) It hasn't been done before, and there's a good reason for it"
4) This one part works, the rest was a complete pile of shit.
5) He is genuinely amazed that it works.
cma: quick bash script to make a quick and dirty copy of everything in current working dir (optionally pass in a filename mask) to ~/cma_dir/. Handy for doing something that automagically generates/modified config files. Got in the habit of doing a "cma *.conf" before mucking about. Obviously comes from the days before snapshots.
almost as useful as "#rel in 5" before changing routing rules on a remote Cisco.
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