You want to see line 3842 of file called my_super_long_file.py and you can only access that file using vim. You open the file and to your dismay, by default, vim doesn't display line numbers. Here are your options: Arrow down and hope you find that line before retirementDisplay the line numbers by hitting : and … Continue reading Go to line number in a file using vim
For a text like the following: This is the line I want to move. This line should be the first line. In order to move the first line down, in normal mode* (not edit or insert mode), follow these steps: place the cursor at the beginning of the line you want to move - in … Continue reading TIL: How to move a line in Vim
NOTE: the steps below assumes you have a Bash shell. If you are using a Unix machine (Mac or Linux) and are not sure what type oh shell you have, it's probably Bash. In most systems, by default, the prompt in the terminal (or command window) displays the hostname and the working directory but this … Continue reading Customize your terminal prompt with colors
Recently I needed to repeat a series of long~ish commands in the command line but I never quite memorized them so I ended up resourcing to arrow-up-arrow-up-arrow-up </ad nauseum> until I found the command I was looking for. But there is a better and super simple way: history Typing history in the command line will … Continue reading Check which commands you typed in the command line and don’t repeat yourself!
There are times when a command line output is too long and it's hard to scroll through all the lines to see the beginning of the stack trace. This usually happens when you get errors and the best way to fix errors is to read the very first few lines to understand what error message … Continue reading Send long terminal output to a log file