Tag: terminal

  • How to use youtube-dl to download videos from the web (not just youtube!)

    Recently I have had to download a large number of videos off the web for the purpose of archiving and transcoding. There are a lot of software products that do this but since I had to download hundreds of them at a time I decided to look into something on the command line so I […]

  • Using the “find” command with real world examples

    When you’re on a mac/bsd/*nix system you will likely have access to the “find” command which is extremely useful in helping you to “find” a file. This can be particularly handy in situations where you aren’t familiar with the layout of directories on a system and need to find a config file or whatever. This […]

  • How to use screen with real-world examples

    screen is a program which allows you to run multiple terminal instances (think of them each as a window), switch between them and even detach and reattach to one later on. I will provide you with a few examples of how this works and why it is so useful: I often compile software remotely, this […]