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Hey guys,

A conversation between some coworkers got me thinking about the tools I use every day that I wouldn't want to have to do without. I thought it would be a fun to post here to see what everyone else uses. My workflow wouldn't be possible without the following tools:


Desktop use:
  1. bash
  2. git
  3. vim
  4. firefox
  5. makemkv

Personal (i.e. not work where I have no say in the matter) server use:
  1. bash
  2. SSH
  3. git
  4. vim
  5. ZFS
  6. FreeBSD Jails
  7. tarsnap # great for offsite backups
  8. rsync
  9. tmux
  10. sabnzbd+
  11. Plex
  12. sickbeard

EDIT: Forgot about the few GUI tools I use that aren't firefox, and some web based stuff for servers. Added above
Edited by Nixalot - 1/8/14 at 11:20am
post #2 of 52
I guess I'm one of those noobs who uses nano instead tongue.gif
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I guess I'm one of those noobs who uses nano instead tongue.gif

Lol I can't stand nano. We all have our preferences though. That's why I started this thread.
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Lol I can't stand nano. We all have our preferences though. That's why I started this thread.

I think its a great idea for a thread biggrin.gif
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I can't live without history or grep in the command line, plus a lot of tools you already listed.
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I can't live without a terminal! that's for sure! tonguesmiley.gif

although bash, SSH, git and nano are the top 4 so far.
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post #7 of 52
I can't live without vi command line editing mode on the interactive shell. (set -o vi)

I always get weird looks by Linux Bash users even though they can enable it in bash as well.
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I can't live without vi command line editing mode on the interactive shell. (set -o vi)

I always get weird looks by Linux Bash users even though they can enable it in bash as well.

I've actually never tried that. Going to have to. I use bash because it's common across Mac OS X, Linux, FreeBSD, and Solaris. I use all those so I pick the lowest common denominator that isn't "sh". If I had the luxury of only using FreeBSD I'd probably switch to something like tcsh. I tried zsh for a little while but I'm really not a fan.
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I think its a great idea for a thread biggrin.gif
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post #10 of 52
I can't get on with tsch. I just seems weird to me. I think I'd rather use the Bourne shell over tcsh. But it's juat what you're used to at the end of the day.

My list will follow shortly, have to leave for work now....
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