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tycho garen | Dec 29 2007
Hi 43f folks,
I come to you with a bit of a question, a bit of a show and tell.
I've been hearing since I made the mac switch like 4 years ago that OS X was the best thing since sliced bread, because "look dude, there's the command line if you ever need it."
And then I never heard about the command-line except by people who are all about telling me that it's the best thing since sliced bread. Well, I've dug a little bit, and I've made some progress I know how to get around, and after a few months of really trying pretty hard, I'm almost borderline competent.
So I wanted to post a few links to things that I've found useful and a bit of the relevant parts of my .bash_profile and see what you all have to say and what cool things you're doing with your .bash_profiles.
Things I find really helpful:
I'm going to copy and paste the relevant part of my bash_profile so you can all see, comment and add to what I have. Though frankly most of what's there are alias's for common directory changes, and subversion commands.
A word about my organization/files. I have a bunch of folders in my documents folder (which are all synced to a local subversion repo that I sync up regularly with an offsite repo. I have two to three .tasks files, which contain todo lists, though there are sometimes other folders that have a tasks file if the project contained within needs specific planning. Most everything is in the main .tasks file though, so there isn't really a system breakdown there.
I feel like I could be doing more, or that I'm being really assbackwards about the whole thing. If you have anything to comment, I know this isn't dotfiles.org, but I think this is (or can be) as much about strategy as it is about what's in the .bash_profile
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