Wednesday Apr 29, 2009

pfexec tip

How many times a day do you type a command in which you inadvertently forget to prepend with pfexec? For example:
bleonard@opensolaris:~$ zfs set compression=on rpool
cannot set property for 'rpool': permission denied
Rather than reentering or editing the previous command, you can quickly re-run it using:
pfexec !!
!! is the bash shortcut for running the previous command.

Tuesday Jul 15, 2008

ls colors

For someone like me, who has spent quite a bit of time using Ubuntu, there is something missing: where is the colorful output that I am used to seeing from the ls command?


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