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    The ultimate .bashrc

    Mentlegen, BEHOLD! The mother of all .bashrcs!

    What this does is add a TON of useful aliases and functions to the terminal, which includes:

    - Currency conversion via Google
    - "Down for everyone or just me?" functionality
    - Translation via Google
    - DVD/CD ripping
    - Video conversion
    - .deb extraction/repackaging
    - Media metadata info
    - Various computer info
    - Copy/paste from the command line
    - Bookmarking directories
    - sudo for an entire line
    - Ripping audio from video
    - Backing up your packages and repositories to a .deb
    - And much more!

    The best part is you don't have to use the whole 330-something kilo file; if you want to you can just rip whatever functions and aliases you want out of the .bashrc and put it in your own! And that is probably a good thing because with a filesize THAT huge it's gonna take a while to load the terminal.

    Sorry if this has been presented to the community here before but I don't feel like searching right now.
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    Re: The ultimate .bashrc

    Thanks for the mention of my Ultimate Bashrc. I am glad there are others who enjoy it as much as I do.

    On a personal note, I actually use the entire bashrc, as well as several custom commands, and do not find it slow at all. So while you are welcome to cut and paste your favorites from it, it is possible to keep the whole thing. Really it all depends on how well it runs on your computer.

    FYI, I finally updated it after a few months, with several more handy little aliases and functions: http://gnome-look.org/content/show.p...c8c6df3a872364.
    Last edited by inameiname; May 19th, 2011 at 03:07 AM.

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    Re: The ultimate .bashrc

    niiiiiiiiice

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    Re: The ultimate .bashrc

    Quote Originally Posted by inameiname View Post
    Thanks for the mention of my Ultimate Bashrc. I am glad there are others who enjoy it as much as I do.
    You're welcome

    Quote Originally Posted by inameiname View Post
    On a personal note, I actually use the entire bashrc, as well as several custom commands, and do not find it slow at all. So while you are welcome to cut and paste your favorites from it, it is possible to keep the whole thing. Really it all depends on how well it runs on your computer.
    When I first found out about this .bashrc I was on a rather low-end PC (Acer Aspire 4530-6823) and by then it was pretty much falling apart despite being only a year old It could barely handle running a 90kb file in the Terminal so I ended up having to rip parts from the .bashrc and merge them into my own. Fortunately I don't use that PC anymore and have a more powerful PC... but when I migrated everything from my old one to this new one I didn't update my own .bashrc to use all the extra functions and aliases.

    Quote Originally Posted by inameiname View Post
    FYI, I finally updated it after a few months, with several more handy little aliases and functions: http://gnome-look.org/content/show.p...c8c6df3a872364.
    Thanks, I'll be sure to check that out.
    Last edited by CharlesA; May 19th, 2011 at 04:09 AM.
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    Re: The ultimate .bashrc

    But a real command-line fan should be using zsh anyway .

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    Re: The ultimate .bashrc

    Quote Originally Posted by simian man View Post
    but a real command-line fan should be using zsh anyway .
    +1

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    Re: The ultimate .bashrc

    Quote Originally Posted by Simian Man View Post
    But a real command-line fan should be using zsh anyway .
    I haven't used zsh before. I guess I'll try it out on my testing VM after reinstalling Ubuntu on it since I hosed it last night
    Use what works out best for you, whether it be Windows, Mac OS X or Linux. It isn't rocket science.

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    Re: The ultimate .bashrc

    Quote Originally Posted by Simian Man View Post
    But a real command-line fan should be using zsh anyway .
    Bet you use vi.......

    I run a couple of boxes cli only and use nano and ........ bash.......

    oh yeah, I use alpine not mutt as well..........

    ......... so sue me .... or don't be such a snob

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    Re: The ultimate .bashrc

    Quote Originally Posted by Simian Man View Post
    But a real command-line fan should be using zsh anyway .
    At first I wasn't very impressed. "It's just Bash with spell checking", I thought. Then I noticed these features:



    Could be interesting

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    Re: The ultimate .bashrc

    Quote Originally Posted by nothingspecial View Post
    Bet you use vi.......

    I run a couple of boxes cli only and use nano and ........ bash.......

    oh yeah, I use alpine not mutt as well..........

    ......... so sue me .... or don't be such a snob
    I'm not a snob. If someone wnats to use a screwdriver instead of a drill, I won't say anything. However, if that person shows others how to improve the screwdriver by duct-taping it onto a motor, then I will just point out that a drill might be better .

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