shells

  • Programmer Craig Muth Kickstarts A New Version Of His (Arguably Amazing) Shell, Xiki

    Programmer Craig Muth Kickstarts A New Version Of His (Arguably Amazing) Shell, Xiki

    Put on your nerd hats, kids, and let’s sit back and bask in the glory of Xiki. Created by Craig Muth, founder of Memorize, Xiki and its shell product, xsh, allows for some amazing autocompletion tricks, as well as interactive command line trickery that would make the average bash ninja salivate. The previous version of the shell is available now but Muth is Kickstarting a new… Read More

  • How not to waste money on this camera shell

    How not to waste money on this camera shell

    It’s tremendously snowy outside—not unlike that level in Donkey Kong Country. So the urge to go outside and snap, snap, snap away, taking photos of the lovely scenery, must be palpable. You might want to wrap your camera around in a plastic bag to protect it from the elements (that’s an old trick I learned in a class once), or, to look more middle class, slap this plastic… Read More

  • Handling bash shell history

    Handling bash shell history

    This might be a little OT for all of you, but it’s an interesting piece nonetheless. Allan Odgaard of TextMate put together an interesting little piece about the bash shell history system including how to remove duplicates from the history and how to access a command by event number rather than scrolling back through your history with the arrow keys. The first step in making a great… Read More