Centralize Your Command Line with fish shell Functions

Developers use a lot of customizable tools, and it’s easy to reason through most of them. While text editors and IDEs come with config files and community standards for customizations, Unix-like shells can feel barren in comparison. However, fish shell acts as a highly configurable alternative to other shells. Read more on Centralize Your Command Line with fish shell Functions…

Running Tests from MacVim in iTerm2 Version 3

Way back in 2011, I wrote a blog post showing how to Run Tests from MacVim via Terminal.app or iTerm.app. I’ve been using that setup for years without a problem, but when iTerm2 Version 3 was released, it stopped working. I’ve updated the AppleScript and am posting it here for anyone who wants to run tests in iTerm2 (Version 3) while writing code in Vim.

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Less Perplexing Terminal Multiplexing with tmux

Tmux has been getting a lot of attention lately. As George Nachman works toward a deeper integration of iTerm2 with tmux, more people are becoming aware of the ‘other’ terminal multiplexer. Around the office, people have been asking how I use tmux. While I’m also an avid iTerm2 user, I’m not sure if the new ‘deep integration’ will be worth the additional complexity. Tmux is useful enough on its own.

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Run Tests From MacVim via Terminal.app or iTerm.app

For the past several weeks I have been using MacVim as my primary editor for Ruby coding. My workflow has been to edit some code, Command-Tab over to a Terminal window and run a test by either typing the command, or using the up-arrow to run the same test I had already typed in.

This worked pretty well, but it was annoying needing to type in the full path to the test file when running a new test. And I would often Command-Tab just once thinking this would take me back to a Terminal window, but end up looking at a browser forgetting that I had been reading some documentation in between test runs.

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