Proficiency at the commandline is essential for any developer who develops on, or deploys to a Linux system. With enough commandline knowledge, an enormous amount of power is at your disposal and your productivity can sky-rocket.

This talk will detail a range of techniques for getting the most out of your local shell, ranging from little-known environmental settings to spectacular one-liners that will transform the way you work. This won't be an introduction to basic commands but an exposition of the most useful, time-saving tricks for developers, drawing in part on the community-submitted gems of


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I loved that talk. It was packed with so many command lines tips. Some I already knew, but many new ones. I will have to try them all and improve my commandlinefu.