Misc

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Monday, Jun 1, 2020

Misc

A section dedicated to other applications and tools worth getting to know.

keka

Keka is an amazing application, that was suggested to me by one of my IT professors at USC.

Then, open keka, configure your preferences, and set keka to be your default app. Now you can compress and decompress any file on your computer by pressing ⌃ ⇧ K

keka will automatically know which action to perform based on the file it received as input. It will use the configurations you specified in the app. I recommend GNU’s .gzip files because they use an algorithm that is superior in compression to the one used in Microsoft’s .zip filetype. Also, because tar uses gzip so it’s a good idea to get started.

figlet

figlet I/O

Examples

input file :arrow_right: terminal

figlet -p < ifile.txt

terminal :arrow_right: terminal

figlet Hello World

terminal :arrow_right: output file

figlet -p < ifile.txt > ofile.txt

file :arrow_right: file

figlet Hello World > ofile.txt

spectacle

This is a great app that my friend Russel showed me. If you work on a laptop, managing your screen space is important. Unfortunately there aren’t many built-in keybindings to resize and maximize applications. Although the gesture-based resizing is graceful and pretty, they aren’t very useful because the animations are so slow.

Open up spectacle in the finder, and then enable accessibility access on your computer. You’re all set up to use shortcuts to resize windows on your computer.

lsyncd

The lsyncd program allows bi-directional syncing of files between a local and remote host. If you have a folder that you make changes to often, it would be useful to just change once, update everywhere.

mutt

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