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May 19, 2015 - A Look At The New Commandlinefu
I've put together a short writeup on what kind of newness you can expect from the next iteration of clfu. Check it out here.
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I'm Jon, I'll be maintaining and improving clfu. Thanks to David for building such a great resource!

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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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Your feedback is appreciated via the form on the beta page. Thanks! -Jon & CLFU Team

Save your terminal commands in bash history in real time

Terminal - Save your terminal commands in bash history in real time
shopt -s histappend ; PROMPT_COMMAND="history -a;$PROMPT_COMMAND"
2011-05-30 16:29:30
User: yblusseau
Save your terminal commands in bash history in real time

Use this command if you want your terminal commands be saved in your history file in real time instead of waiting until the terminal is closed


There are 3 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives

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This will be useful for systems where I have multiple persistent terminals open. Not just for seeing the history of one terminal's commands in the other terminals, but also so closing a long-lived terminal won't wipe any other .bash_history writes made by other shorter-lived terminals.

Comment by Mozai 281 weeks and 1 day ago

Your point of view

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