Recently I realised how poor my terminal etiquette really is. I seem to run
clear just about every other line. I think this is probably the dev's equivalent to the english filler word 'um' - usually used when actually thinking about what to say next.
Do you have any bad terminal habits?
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I have hardcoded one.
alias rm 'rm -rf'
See, you are not so bad at all :)
Ha! That's an interesting one... personally aliases account for a lot of my terminal laziness/bad habits but at the end of the day, they save a few keystrokes!
Though I wouldn't recommend my mentioned alias. Still I cannot get rid of it and I personally don't know why ¯_(ツ)_/¯
ctrl-l is a faster clear. I don't use it often, but I do use it.
bad habit which annoys me to see: needlessly cd into a dir when you could tab complete a command for actions on files in that dir.
My bad habit: relying on shell history instead of saving aliases and scripts. I'll write a 300+ character chain of shell commands and not save it anywhere, just ctrl-r to find it in my history... until its a year later and I wonder wtf I did with it.
I've piped curl into bash once or twice. It's so convenient, and it's not like I'd have rigorously inspected every line of a downloaded install script anyway.
The CLI equivalent of hitting "yes" on an EULA page. =)
Though, less so if it's your URL you're piping to an interpreter.
Does using cheat.sh/ via the terminal count as 'bad habit'?