Unfortunately, Mario and Koopa Troopas have nothing to do with this post. Other than it was the first image hit when I Google Image Searched for, “Shell Tricks”.

I’ve been using Linux for nearly a decade. Typically, that means an Ubuntu server with a Bash shell. During this time, more than a handful of Bash shortcuts have presented themselves to me. Therefore, I thought it prudent to keep a running list, as much for my own benefit as that of anyone else.

What is a shell?

Most Unix systems provide the same basic utilities for working at the […]