As a power text-mode user, I was both surprised and glad to hear (10x @erikzaadi!) about two interesting tools: tmux & ConqueTerm, which significantly changed the way I use the shell/terminal. I'll try to keep it short and to the point, and briefly explain the most notable behavior-changing features the way I see them. Or in other words: why should you give them a try.
tmux is screen-like. I didn't get to learn much of screen (absolutely my bad), so it's really not a "why tmux is better than screen" post, but simply what goodies does tmux provide.
Complex tools for a simple task
It's common for us, users and admins, to check what is the ip of the host we are logged in to. Currently on Linux, this task is commonly done by the ip and ifconfig tools. However, I find them way too complex for the simple task of checking what's the IP. their output is full of confusing, irrelevant details, and they have tons of command-line arguments.
But you can pipe it all through grep, sed and awk!
Well... I'm not even going to explain why it isn't friendly.
myip for the rescue
So after I failed to find a simple tool for displaying IPs, I started writing it myself. Some command line samples: Continue reading →