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    Keeping up with the commandline


    It seems like everything is command line nowadays. How do you keep a steady workflow constantly having to think about commandline commands... like compiling sass, using composer to steer laravel.. Is there a guide to doing that correct?

    A confused commandline newb'
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    I used to use the command line all day long and I never had a problem with it. I only really used 5-6 programs on the command line and all their switches were easy to remember.

    Make yourself a cheat sheet and hang it next to your monitor.
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    Originally Posted by ManiacDan
    I used to use the command line all day long and I never had a problem with it. I only really used 5-6 programs on the command line and all their switches were easy to remember.

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    True. Good idea, I'm a windows user, for whole my life. But all the curl and other commands seem to work much better on a mac.. am i wrong?
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    Mac is unix with a fancy graphics shell, so curl, vi, wget, etc are all built into the mac's underlying architecture. In Windows, you have to install them as a separate add-on thing in a separate version of the shell than the one the OS actually runs on.
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