Working Effectively With the Modern Shell

Talk @ the Tampere Coding Sauna, May 2023.

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What I hope you leave with

  1. Use fzf
  2. Use zsh (minimum)
  3. Learn (some) vi
  4. tldr »= gpt »= man

who am i

why the shell?

on speed

let’s talk about fzf

the rustification of tools

let’s talk about vi

why optimize for resources?

let’s talk about zsh

zsh + oh-my-zsh


why optimize for beauty and fun?