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May 19, 2015 - A Look At The New Commandlinefu
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Psst. Open beta.

Wow, didn't really expect you to read this far down. The latest iteration of the site is in open beta. It's a gentle open beta-- not in prime-time just yet. It's being hosted over at UpGuard (link) and you are more than welcome to give it a shot. Couple things:

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Quick notepad

Terminal - Quick notepad
cat > list -
2009-10-29 20:20:11
Functions: cat
3
Quick notepad

Quick write some notes to a file with cat. Ctrl+C when you have finish.

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Terminal - Alternatives

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What others think

What's the '-' for? This will work just as well without it.

Comment by spatz 360 weeks and 3 days ago

I do use:

<<.>note

No external program launched, but bash internal instead. Also, I finish with simple keypresses instead of key combinations (Ctrl-C/D).

Comment by netizen 360 weeks and 2 days ago

The - isn't necessary

Comment by funyotros 359 weeks and 5 days ago

Your point of view

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