Evaluate Your Tools June 24, 2018

How often do you take a step back and ask yourself if you are doing things the most efficiently? I am in a terminal a large part of my day; running tests, editing in Vim, running git commands, checking files, etc. Over the years I’ve built up shortcuts and workflows to keep me fast and focused on what I need done. But I still have lots to learn and sometimes it takes getting really annoyed with a repitious action before we finally realize there might be the a better way.

The other day I discovered CTRL+W and CTRL+U for the first time. CTRL+W deletes the last word in the prompt. CTRL+U will clear the current line.

Some other tips and tricks I have found helpful.

Am I missing any good shortcuts? This is your reminder to keep learning and evaluating your tools.

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