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Mon, 03/02/2009 - 02:46

Everyone who uses the command line regularly has a bunch of (at least for him) useful helper scripts. I now took the liberty to put mine on github for general consumption.

You can find them at: http://github.com/milianw/shell-helpers/tree/master

Some of these might be more useful than others, you decide :) Personally, I can’t live without the following:

apupgrade
a shortcut to update your Debian system with one command - no questions asked
openurl
opens a given URL in an already opened browser instance or starts a new browser session. Not only one browser is checked. I use it because firefox is slow to start and konqueror is blazingly fast to start. But when firefox is already open I want to use that.
xerr
shortcut for fast error checking in your Xorg log
clipboard
makes KDE4 Klipper contents available on the CLI (read and write access!)
debug

shortcut to start a GDB session: debug APP APP_ARGS is all you have to do. Its basically the same as doing:

  1. $ gdb APP
  2. > run APP_ARGS

Comments

Hei, thanks for the great Tue, 03/03/2009 - 11:42 — ben (not verified)

Hei, thanks for the great scripts. especially the open[editor|url] are really useful! Do you know the bash-script abcde? imo it’s the best script to rip a music cds :-)

gdb —args app args Tue, 03/03/2009 - 00:53 — Anonymous (not verified)

gdb —args app args

Well, yes thanks! That makes Tue, 03/03/2009 - 01:02 — Milian Wolff

Well, yes thanks!

That makes the debug script pretty obsolete, that alias should do the job:

  1. alias debug='gdb --eval-command="run" --args'

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