miscellaneous shell-fu

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Not too much to share today - just a couple neat little things I ran across over the past couple of days, to wit:

if you give chown a user with a trailing colon, it will automatically use that user’s default group. ex:

root@rollett:~/blog# touch t
root@rollett:~/blog# ls -l t
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 0 Feb 23 22:21 t
root@rollett:~/blog# chown www-data: t
root@rollett:~/blog# ls -l t
-rw-r--r-- 1 www-data www-data 0 Feb 23 22:21 t

Pinfo is a more user-friendly info file reader/browser. The jk keys do what any God-fearing vi user would expect them to.

@rant: I don’t want to learn emacs keystrokes just to read info that should have been in the man page! durn kids these days…

that’s all for today!