Attack of the shell helpers
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:
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:
$ gdb APP > run APP_ARGS