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Moreutils command line productivity tools


Bruno Sutic

May 07, 2015


  1. Moreutils command line productivity tools

  2. Bruno Sutic
 Rails & Javascript developer
 Ideal Project Group,

    Chicago github.com/bruno-
  3. Moreutils? • a set of 14 general purpose CLI tools

    • created “to stop these programs from falling through the cracks” • webpage: https://joeyh.name/code/moreutils/
  4. ‘ts’ command demo • prepends a timestamp to each output

    line • great for logging
  5. ‘vidir’ command demo • allows editing of the contents of

    a directory in a text editor • great for: • manipulating dir names like “$HOME” or “~” • batch file renames
  6. ‘vipe’ command line demo • use editor in the pipe

  7. Moreutils installation It’s really easy! • OS X
 $ brew

    install moreutils • Debian
 $ apt-get install -y moreutils
  8. What next? • learn about other moreutils commands: • visit

    webpage: https://joeyh.name/code/moreutils/ • read man pages • Joey Hess has other fantastic projects
 https://joeyh.name/code/ • apply for a speech at Terminal.zg (srsly)
  9. Questions