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Discussion on: How I set my Linux computer for coding

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AlexisFinn

Over the course of years programming with linux, I've gone through a lot of stuff. But there's always some new stuff that when I give it a go I can no longer do without it, here are a few recently discovered utilities that are definitely staying for the win:

RipGrep: Search through files for a pattern at lightning speed
github.com/BurntSushi/ripgrep

fzf: Filter search results with ease
github.com/junegunn/fzf

z: Jump easily and quickly between your most often used directories, without all that cd nonsense
github.com/rupa/z

tig: Terminal interface for git, pretty sexy and usefull, I would recommend adding an alias tig='tig status' as it starts by default in tree view, but most of the time what I want is to see current status and prepare to commit.
github.com/jonas/tig

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David Mendoza (He/Him) Author

Damn! All of them sound amazing, let's hope beginners read the comments and see this one

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AlexisFinn

Forgot another of my favorites:

Bat: A cat replacement with syntax highlighting, you'll never use cat again
github.com/sharkdp/bat

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Harlin Seritt

Thanks for the "z" message. I've installed it and will see how it works over time.