corenominal

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Tagged: command line

Look before you paste from a website to terminal image/svg+xml

Most of the time when we see a code snippet online to do something, we often blindly copy paste it to the terminal. Even the tech savy ones just see it on the website before copy pasting. Here is why you shouldn’t do this.

I’m well past the point of copying and pasting random commands, that said, I’d imagine this could be somewhat scary for new Linux users.

On a semi-related note, I’m sure I noticed that the default terminal app in elementary OS alerts the user whenever they paste a “sudo” command. Seems like a sensible idea.

tldr-pages image/svg+xml

Surely people could benefit from simplified “show me the common usages” man pages. This repository is just that: an ever-growing collection of examples for the most common UNIX / Linux / OSX / SunOS commands.

I love this, some man pages take forever to skim through to get to the information I need. I especially love the web client.