sábado, 17 de marzo de 2012

shell and vim superpowers

It seems that the commandline is making a comeback, maybe with some hype. At least, I keep seeing more and more articles with titles like 'vim advanced features', courses like 'programando a toda leche con vim' (that are not cheap at all), or extensive articles like use unix as an ide or the zen of the vi wu wei (I like these 2), and other articles with this similar topic. It's amazing how people are reinventing the same wheel every other decade.

But out of these new tutorials that (mostly) bring nothing new to the scene, once in a while you find some useful tips or tools that people build that add orthogonal functionality (if that concept exists), and allow faster access to things, or better interface to them (note the orthogonality of the word 'thing').

You know, there's no problem that another level of indirection can't solve. So here you are. a couple of projects that allow you to refer to files, directories, and git stuff by numbers. fasd and git-number . The first one based on autojump.

Unfortunately, the web is so volatile that I can't find many of the top 10 vim articles from past decade, but I have seen isomorphic articles to this one by thousands. during the last 10 years.

So welcome guys, let's invent the future now! :)