So, I thought it might be fun and insightful to have a thread to share something we recently learned. Could be Linux related, or not
To start things off, I’ll give an example.
I’ve been using Linux since the early 2000s and using vim since the beginning. It was only maybe 4 or 5 years ago that I learned (and having been using vim for 10+ years at that point) that when I wish to save my changes and exit I do not need to do :wq but can instead simply do :x mind = blown
BTW: In that other OS it lives in \windows\system32\drivers\etc which is handy to know if you want one of those machines to hook up to a local webserver. (In current versions you will need to operate a text editor as Administrator in order to edit it.)
I found that out the hard way when Arch put samba v4 in the repositories. I took me roughly eight hours to figure out that Windows has a hosts file also. Boy they sure hid that one well. Under drivers?
Again, not something I learned recently but it was something I learned after using Arch for a long time. If you want to see what files are contained in a certain package installed on your system you can do the command pacman -Ql package_name
If you have a physical package (say something you’ve just built from the AUR) you can instead run pacman -Qpl package_name.tar.xz (or whatever the extension is now, I forgot )
Today I learned how important mutual respect, keeping a good tone in conversation, the ability of considering an issue from different and someone else’s perspectives and openness towards ideas that might or might nor bear fruit, are for a community whose aim is to thrive and prosper.