Save time at diary automating recurring tasks

It’s always fascinating to see how much of the tasks that you do at diary can be automated. In my case, how to a developer at diary I write repetitive commands in my terminal. The most commons are:

  • Transpile code

  • Manage local server

  • Connect to the VPN

  • View logs

I always recommend to my co-workers create an alias when you write repetitive commands. This is much easier to remind and you save a lot of time at the end of the day.

Uses for aliases

There are several types of uses for aliases. They include:

  • Reducing the amount of typing that is necessary for commands

  • Correcting common misspellings of commands

  • Standardizing the name of a command across multiple OS

Improving your knowledge

If you feel confident with the command-line, I recommend reading the entire guide of Joshua Levy. This is a great selection of notes and tips on using the command-line:

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