A few of our favourite tools

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In a previous webinar, we presented three of our favourite command line tools. Today, we will introduce other tools we find really useful in our daily workflow:

  • lazygit: a wonderful terminal UI for Git,
  • bat: a great syntax highlighter,
  • ripgrep: a fast alternative to grep,
  • fd: a really fast alternative to find,
  • pass: a command line password manager.

Along the way, I will use a few other neat command line tools such as hyperfine — for sophisticated benchmarking — and diff-so-fancy — which makes your diffs a lot more readable.

For the Emacs users among you, we will finish the workshop with two Emacs utilities:

  • TRAMP: a remote file access system,
  • Helm: a "framework for incremental completions and narrowing selections".


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