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Bashing onwards

Sep 12, 2019

Inspired by the latest episode of the Automators podcast, I did two things. First, I started listening to the Taming the Terminal series that they recommended. So far so good. More practically, I created a bash alias for a couple of commands that I use almost every day. They use rsync to save a copy of a couple of important sites locally, and in the way of such things the commands are complex with many moving parts. Until now, I've kept them in a text file, and copied and pasted when I wanted to run them. This time, I copied and pasted into .bash_profile. Yay me! Time and keystrokes saved. Yay Automators!

Next I really want to learn how to tell bash to send me an email with the results of a command it has carried out.

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Jeremy Cherfas

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In essence, I see myself as a translator. I speak Science, and I speak English, and I work hard to make the two understand one another. Mostly, I like to help people tell their stories. I'm a biologist by training and by inclination, and my main joy is applying that to food and the agriculture and industries that supply it.

I also have side interests in economics and many other things.