What I learned lately…
I feel like I want to blog these days, but I have few time to allocate to it.
So, has a kickstart, lets write some useful stuff I learned lately.
Restore automatic rename in Tmux
I use Tmux along with Vim most of the time. Sometimes, I rename windows by mistake, when I type a wrong shortcut. Doing so, I lose the tmux abililty of renaming window with current running process name. To restore that feature, type the command bellow.
set-window-option automatic-rename on
Open url in browser from a Vim buffer
gx in normal mode open a link under the cursor in a web browser. Actually, it
can open any file with the default associated application. This is the same
command as typing
x in a netrw buffer to open a file (Vim embedded file
On my system (Linux Debian 10, with xfce), it uses
xdg-open under the hood.
Default browser can be configured with
xdg-settings set default-web-browser your_browser.desktop
.desktop files are found in
~/.local/share/applications (I always forget
about this directory). Refer to
:help gx to know more about this command and
how to configure its behaviour.
Use entr to watch your files and run a command
I tried Entr. It’s a simple file watcher
that you can run through a pipe. For instance, following command will run
if a markdown file is modified:
find . -name ".md" | entr make
Its quite lean and unix-y, I like that.
That’s all for today.
Posted on 2020-08-11 at 05:36Previous Back Next