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A colleague of mine just sent me a couple links that were great tips if you work with git often. lifeon.biggerplanet.com talks about how to take advantage of customizing the prompt and using git-completion.bash script to auto-complete things like git branches and also display the branches in the prompt.

Points of interest…

git-completion.bash

export PATH="$HOME/bin:$PATH"
source ~/bin/git-completion.bash
PS1='[\u@\h \w$(__git_ps1 " (%s)")]\$ '

I’m always using the Mac OSX Terminal app for things. I was jealous of linux machines though, their terminals were much nicer. Things like the Delete key worked among other things.

I found this to help. (From http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20050525040921189) (Originally it was from http://koorb.co.uk/scrapbook/ I guess, but that page errors out for me.)

Add this to ~/.inputrc (or ~/.bash_profile works too I guess) (it has to go in your .inputrc file.

# this makes the "delete" key work rather than
# just entering a ~
"\e[3~": delete-char

# these allow you to use ctrl+left/right arrow keys
# to jump the cursor over words
"\e[5C": forward-word
"\e[5D": backward-word

# these allow you to start typing a command and
# use the up/down arrow to auto complete from
# commands in your history
"\e[B": history-search-forward
"\e[A": history-search-backward

# this lets you hit tab to auto-complete a file or
# directory name ignoring case
set completion-ignore-case On

# I'm not sure what keys these are!
"\e[1~": beginning-of-line
"\e[4~": end-of-line
"\e[5~": beginning-of-history
"\e[6~": end-of-history
"\e[2~": quoted-insert

Thats it, open a new Terminal window and you’ll be able to Delete away.

These are my links for April 15th from 04:49 to 09:52:

These are my links for April 13th through April 14th:

  • Pixie – The Small, Simple, Site Maker. A basic cms worth a look. Admin is nice and intuitive.
  • Rsync and recursion protection with .svn folders – Nabble – Samba – rsync article that is a good reference to how to merge exported files (or non-working copies of an svn manages project) back into a working copy. rsync -r –filter='P .svn' –exclude=".svn" –delete –force /src-export/folder /destination/workingcopy
  • GParted – Boot partition management