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Your Latest Workflow Improvement - z3bra - 17-08-2015
I know we're all interrested in improving our day-to-day tasks to make them faster, or easier to do.
We all do different things to improve our workflow, and most of the time, it feels pretty good to see it working.
I create this thread so we can share any snippet, trick or solution we find to improve our workflow. I'll start with a script of mine I use a lot:
At work, I'm forced to use a window machine. Not a big deal as I'm allowed to run a VM on it (archlinux, for convenience). But from time to time, I need to send logfiles, memory dumps and similar to people, and this is a tedious task, as I need to copy the files from the VM to a shared folder with the host, then put it on people's desktop using the windows explorer (I'm a system admin, so that's why I have these access).
I then created a script call "winput" which uses smbclient to send search netbios names on the network, and put files on the desktop of these people.
Computers here are named after the login name, with 1,2 or 3 appended to it (or not):
Example of it running:
And I can now si the .profile file on my desktop! Magic :D
Your turn now!
RE: You latest workflow improvement - venam - 17-08-2015
I recently finished reading Practical Vim and because I spend most of my time programming it boosted my workflow.
I also got myself to use more and more background processes (ctrl-z) and specific zsh tricks with directories (using pushd).
RE: You latest workflow improvement - z3bra - 17-08-2015
Any example about these? I'm curious as to how popd/pushd can be used for interactive use.
RE: Your latest workflow improvement - venam - 17-08-2015
(17-08-2015, 11:50 AM)z3bra Wrote:Quote:specific zsh tricks with directories (using pushd).Any example about these? I'm curious as to how popd/pushd can be used for interactive use.
I press TAB after the '-'.
Like that you can move wherever you want in the stack in an interactive way.
RE: Your latest workflow improvement - neeasade - 17-08-2015
Well, I'm working on a small script to help me if I forget where open windows are/ multihead nicety[WIP]: https://sr.ht/6lif.webm
Still messing around with dzen2 a bit, it's fun.
The plan is to make it so that left click is focus and move cursor to window, and right click is bring to current workspace as biggest window.
RE: Your latest workflow improvement - dkeg - 17-08-2015
Just some pretty minor stuff for me. Small bash function for git for quicker and less typing.
Also cleaning up and centralizing by organizing directories, with more on my /data partition, with symlinks in my $HOME. Gits, media, walls, colors, bin, tools
RE: Your latest workflow improvement - swathe - 17-08-2015
(17-08-2015, 10:56 PM)dkeg Wrote: Just some pretty minor stuff for me. Small bash function for git for quicker and less typing.
I've started using this with git, it's nice https://github.com/qw3rtman/gg
RE: Your latest workflow improvement - z3bra - 18-08-2015
Git can sure be a pain to deal with (as in, many commands to type...) I should start making it easier to use, at least for my dotfiles where I don't care about the history, I just want them to be in sync everywhere. Something like a script that would run every time I update a file, that would pull/commit/push the changes.
Mmmmmh... I might be onto something!
RE: Your latest workflow improvement - dkeg - 18-08-2015
Thanks swathe, looks interesting, but way over the top for my needs.
z3bra, sounds good! I'd be very interested to see what you come up with. I tend to think I may like manual pushes better, for me though, a bit more control.
Actually, I believe there is something a bit similar over at the linuxbbq forums similar .... found it ... http://linuxbbq.org/bbs/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=668&p=9498&hilit=gitupper#p9498 ...
RE: Your latest workflow improvement - Wildefyr - 18-08-2015
(17-08-2015, 07:21 PM)neeasade Wrote: Well, I'm working on a small script to help me if I forget where open windows are/ multihead nicety[WIP]: https://sr.ht/6lif.webm
Nice! I've been thinking of doing something similar with wmutils, get a list of open windows and then select using hjkl; actually should be fairly easy to implement, just need to find ( or write ) a menu select system.