FOSSMeet 2019

FOSSMeet is an annual event at NIT Calicut that brings together the Free and Open Source Community from around the country.

Ashish Kurian Thomas


Unix shell tips and tricks

Submitted Jan 17, 2019

This talk will cover a few tips and tricks that one can use to get more productive at the unix command line. Most of these tips are targeted to web developers.


  • overview of unix shells
  • tab completion and history
  • pipes and redirection
  • navigation
  • process handling
  • archiving
  • custom scripts and executables
  • functions and aliases


A machine with Linux installed.

Speaker bio

I work as a Fullstack web developer over at In my spare time, I build tooling for optimising work flow and admire docker from a distance. Currently trying to go full self-hosted with OpenBSD.



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