Love your command prompt

This is a workshop in which you learn how to show your love and start a special relationshop with your command prompt.

We'll cover

 

THE BASICS 

Moving around your files and folders

Command line-sutra: the joy of tab

Bash Shortcuts

Creating files and folders

The importance of being careful and explicit

Carefully deleting files and folders

Environmental variables

 

GETTING INTO ARGUMENTS WITH PROGRAMS 

Call programs with arguments

Get info about what arguments a program will accept

Understand what the dickens stuff like this means - whois [-aAbdgiIlmQrR6] [-c country-code | -h hostname] [-p port] name

 

CUSTOMISING YOUR SHELL AND COMMAND PROMPT 

Dressing up your terminal to suit your preferences

Customising your environment with runtime configuration

Customising the info you see at the prompt

Understanding your $PATH

Using aliases for convenience and speed

Using export to set up custom environmental variables

 

BONUS-MATERIAL 1 

Opening & saving files with VIM2

Writing little programs

Package managers

Debugging network connections & stuff related to web development

& Possibly more

 

Make it happen!