Srini's Point of View

My thoughts on technology, food and other fancies…

Shell script to download Vimeo Videos

I know you can easily download vimeo videos, but I wanted to download all of Derek Wyatt’s excellent vim tutorials for offline viewing in one shot. Ideally downloading all videos directly from the rss feed would be the best option. I could not find any application which did that ...

Manage directory navigation with pushd and popd

UNIX supports a wide variety of directory-navigation tools. Two good tools are pushd and popd.

You’re certainly aware that the cd command changes your current directory. What happens if you have several directories to navigate, but you want to be able to quickly return to a location? The pushd ...

Reuse previous arguments

Here is another great tip from IBM. I love this. The !$ command returns the last argument used with a command. But what happens if you have a command that used arguments and you want to reuse just one of them?

The !:1 operator returns the argument used in a command ...