• Unix: Finding your files your way

    Posted November 4, 2013 - 12:48 pm

    It's easy to find files on Unix systems. You can find them by almost any criteria that you can imagine. The bigger challenge is deciding how to describe what you're looking for and deciding what to do with the files once you find them.
  • Unix: The art of being lazy

    Posted October 28, 2013 - 6:34 pm

    One of the most endearing qualities of Unix devotees is how determined they are to be as efficient as possible. Why type three characters if you can do the same thing with two? And one of the best ways to cut down keystrokes is to turn common commands into aliases.
  • Unix How To: Aliases and Functions

    Posted March 24, 2010 - 3:43 pm

    With the right set of functions and aliases, Unix users can save themselves time and trouble and make their Unix accounts a lot nicer to use. In today's "how to", we're going to look at a simple function for setting up aliases and another that makes an alias-like change to a system command.
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