Sessions at Open Source Bridge 2009 about Unix

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Thursday 18th June 2009

  • Command-Line Kung Fu: White Belt

    by Hal Pomeranz

    I teach Linux/Unix skills to hundreds of students every year. Many of them are relatively inexperienced with the Unix command line and I see them getting frustrated or taking round-about approaches to solving problems, when in reality just knowing a few simple tricks would make them vastly more productive.

    Topics covered include:
    -- Command line history and tab completion skills
    -- Fun with find and xargs
    -- Loop constructs
    -- cut vs. awk
    -- sort and uniq

    The talk is interactive and full of live demos. Students can bring their own laptops and play along.

    At 1:45pm to 3:30pm, Thursday 18th June

    Coverage note

  • Your Shell History In The Cloud

    by josh cronemeyer

    A presentation about Shellsink: a simple, open source hack that stores your shell history in Google's big table. The presentation will cover Shellsink usage, the App Engine implementation, as well as using Launchpad's personal package archives for distribution via apt-get.

    Shellsink Feature Set:
    * Permanent and unlimited storage of shell history
    * Pull commands back out of the sink and into your shell based on a tag or keyword
    * Searchable shell history
    * Tagable shell history
    * Annotateable shell history
    * Aggregate shell history from multiple computers into one grand unified history
    * RSS feed of your shell history that you can filter

    At 5:00pm to 5:45pm, Thursday 18th June

    Coverage note