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    Good tool for learning command line


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    Re: Good tool for learning command line

    Looks interesting. It's not in Synaptic as far as I can see.

    Is there a repo for it?
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    Re: Good tool for learning command line

    Tried it......Like it. Thanks!
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    Re: Good tool for learning command line

    Quote Originally Posted by barney385 View Post
    Looks interesting. It's not in Synaptic as far as I can see.

    Is there a repo for it?
    No, I do not believe so.

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    Re: Good tool for learning command line

    I like
    Experienced users can use CLIcompanion to store their extensive list of commands in a searchable list
    I have always got a collection of obscure commands that I like to use occasionally.
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    Re: Good tool for learning command line

    Great. Will save me a lot of time searching in obscure manpages for simple things. The constantly evolving environment (commands going in and out of fashion, advice on different pages conflicting etc.) is a challenge for n00bs.
    Thanks.

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    Re: Good tool for learning command line

    Definitely looks interesting...might have to try it out. Thanks!
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    Re: Good tool for learning command line

    One problem though is a very small amount of display memory, I mean how much of the terminal display output is scrollable/savable. This is often vital when I am in unknown territory (which is most of the time with Ubuntu). The amount scrollable with Gnome terminal seems about 5 times that of Clicompanion, so now I jump back to Gnome terminal anytime I expect more than a screen of output that I might need to check.

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    Re: Good tool for learning command line

    Quote Originally Posted by JamButty View Post
    One problem though is a very small amount of display memory, I mean how much of the terminal display output is scrollable/savable. This is often vital when I am in unknown territory (which is most of the time with Ubuntu). The amount scrollable with Gnome terminal seems about 5 times that of Clicompanion, so now I jump back to Gnome terminal anytime I expect more than a screen of output that I might need to check.
    This is a good point.

    I have made some changes in CLI Companion to allow you to collapse/expand the command list. This will make the application more like Gnome-Terminal when the command list is collapsed. Hopefully this will make CLI Companion more useful as a daily Terminal.

    Also in the next release I have redone the .clicompanion file format. This new format will allow for a broader range of commands to be stored in the command dictionary.

    An example showing the difference between the old and new formats

    NEW
    dpkg -l @: package : Find version of a package
    OLD
    dpkg -l : package : Find version of a package
    This new format will allow a user to add commands that can require arguments at run time anywhere in the command. It does this by using the @ symbol to act as a placeholder. The old format only allowed input at the end of the command. Which worked for a lot of commands, but not all. An example of a command that would not have worked with the old format:

    cat @ @ | sort | uniq > @ : file1, file2, file3 : combine, sort and remove duplicates

    Looks interesting. It's not in Synaptic as far as I can see.
    Is there a repo for it?
    Hopefully the application will make it into Debian by the end of the year and be in Universe for Natty Narwhal. Currently there are two options for installing CLI Companion. You can visit the Launchpad page and download the .deb there. Additionally you can add the PPA and receive the updates automatically. To add the PPA use the following Terminal commands:

    Code:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:clicompanion-devs/clicompanion-nightlies
    then to install CLI Companion run this command:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install clicompanion
    This PPA is fairly innocent. The only thing in it is CLI Companion. Nothing that will break your computer. The PPA is called nightlies, but until we get a stable PPA we will be very mindful not to push any broken code (on purpose). We are human and bugs happen. If you do notice a bug, or just have a Wishlist item please file a bug.

    thank you,
    duanedesign
    Last edited by duanedesign; September 28th, 2010 at 05:14 AM.

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