Nothing spectacular... but I've gotten into the habit of storing
away my current shells' command histories whenever I feel I've done
something non-trivial (debugging/compile session, etc.). For that I
have a little script which essentially does history >~/memos/YYYY-MM-DD_hh-mm-ss.hist
(YYYY-... being the current timestamp). Occasionally, I clean them up a
little, or add a few short notes, but more often I don't.
I can then easily grep through those files whenever I can no longer
remember what I did when and how... Also, I can
cut-n-paste stuff (can you remember all the hostnames and portnumbers
you typed two months ago when you had set up that three-hop SSH tunnel
to some client? — well, I can't). The possibility of
chronological access (kind of like a 'diary') has sometimes turned out
useful too, to reconstruct things — when someone asked or came up
with strange claims...
All in all, this has proven very useful, considering that it takes
almost no extra effort once you've made it a habit... (which is
important for the generally lazy chick that I am :)
Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
Please read these before you post! —
Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
You may need to use entities for some characters, as follows. (Exception: Within code tags, you can put the characters literally.)
- a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
| & || & |
| < || < |
| > || > |
| [ || [ |
| ] || ] ||