An attempt to write up what would be different ways to talk to type with or against bash / terminal commands
Some commands have violent connotations (kill, bash)
some commands propose hierarchies are they necessary ? (sudo ....)
windows chooses to make their own island and not be interoperable with unix commands,
is there an inclusion problem ?
here's a list with bash commands: https://ss64.com/bash/
why is a cheat sheet called a cheatsheet ?
Bash as a term is not very social
command line through magic: change the narrative around the command, away from the manual, describing what operation the command sets into motion,
mv = changing the path to rename and change the path at the same time
different methods to expending the narrative:
* we could think of 'nar' pages next to manual: narrative pages in which the narration around a command is spelled on.
Or a 'gen' page: geneology of naming ? where the word comes from
different meanings of the word
typing 'man' gives:
What manual page do you want?
Eliza psychtherapist version:
Are you sure you want a manual page ?
suggestive layer, not changing implying that we now better, but rather giving more context
"did you ask consent before touching" ?
man man :
* are there more questions embedded in a manual page ? we can add to that / change it
* color as a sign that a command is an alias or an original command
bourne again shell
less & more
'hidden' what does it mean hidden
'cat' in some distro's is called 'dog'
cat comes from catenation, chaining to come together
if dog is now a verb, dogination
'superuser' regular user versus superpowers
the process to access this superpowers includes
receiving the 'lecture' ( great powers great responsibilities, etc)
rm: remove .. where to ? (different than "delete")
-- information stays written on the disk, but nothing in the system knows anymore that there was a file: you erase the map but the house is stille there
remove visibility / from the map
mv: move and rename a file in one go
unlike in the gui, moving and renaming are the same thing, which re-organizes the understanding of what is a 'path'..
man: help manual
too many layers: the immediate masculinize meaning of man, the maspleaning tone which these manuals too often have
trap: Execute a command when the shell receives a signal
or: "nothing appropriate"
true: do nothing, successfully
the production of truth is not nothing, but rather quite active ;)
evidence, when did you touch this last time
used to see if you have access to a file, permission boundaries, asking
already crossing a boundary touch first, consent later?
alias touch="echo 'would be nice to ask before touch'; touch"
temporary root privileges
completey opposite meaning "super" (above ?) and "root" (ground)
on the technical negotiation of multiuser messaging?
wall as in "write to all"
wall without consent
there is an opt-out
to all but not to me
YES = echo NO
leavehome = cd
showme = ls -lha
together = tmux new -s
begin = source ~/.bash_aliases
join = tmux attach -t
color = changes your terminal prompt to 'this is rosa'
visit = finger
wall = this again? stop it, you read that one yourself: ...
Miquel van Smoorenburg, email@example.com
strange comment at line 449: bs->data[bs->used] = '\0'; /* be paranoid */
wall as one of the 'easiest' ways to sense others sharing a time-space on the server..
so nice to keep the excitement of sharing a server
but you are forced in a sense to give attention.. no consent-based, it is an opt out feature.. ( you can stop it by the command mesg )
quickly negotiation happens.. whether asking others ('can you please stop it') or aliasing out the command
figuring out dirty ways to get out of the annoyance of interruptions >> messing with a command with aliasing it to sth else/
and then you learn there is a quick way out of that way >> just put your wall command in quotes or run /usr/bin/wall
how to change for an:
- We trust you have received the usual lecture from the local System
- Administrator. It usually boils down to these three things:
- #1) Respect the privacy of others.
- #2) Think before you type.
- #3) With great power comes great responsibility.
response-ability file? lecture file added for wall? maybe?
using talk (you can write to one user/terminal)
using mail (
proposed terms to replace with aliases
starting from a list of existing bash commands, such as here: https://ss64.com/bash/
Kill - a process by specifying its PID
possible alias: end
History: Command History
possible alias: herstory / theystory / *story
killall - Kill processes by name
possible alias: endall
Man: Help manual
possible alias: human / mean
wc - Print byte, word, and line counts
why? -> abbreviation might be understood as 'WaterCloset' this might be not appropriate?
fsck - File system consistency check and repair
groupdel - group delete
why change? deleting a group is not the right metaphor for deleting a file ?
xxx is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported.
temporary reminder of who is in the sudo list
redistribution of power
not having sudo can also be nice
te one who had sudo powers the longest needs to be kicked out and needs to be readded = reelected
certain commands can only be written by several sudo accounts
when someone uses sudo everyone gets a notification and have to confirm
command w gives you the list of the users that aere looked in
it tells you also what they are doing (using bash or nano + file name for example)
sudo on rotation [randomly]
having selective sudo privileges [only for particular command]