a big thank you to the people writing cli tools that install easily, run quickly, and don't break because i upgraded node or ruby.
these are some of my current favourites:
jq op json tool
jless is helpful when looking at a big chunk of json that you want to grok the shape of – it's interactive, has nice "copy this as a jq path" and search features
gron is a great way to point at a very specific part of a json doc, or to pipe to ripgrep
curl --json – set your headers and data all in one. Daniel Stenberg is a real inspiration, i really like the "2nd best developer in Sweden 2016" bit on his website
sed, date, etc are all a lot more useful than the old bsd ones that ship on mac.
stow helps me install dotfiles and that's all
git switch and
git restore entirely replacing my use of
git checkout good riddance
git merge (
--ff-only by default) i used to be a rebase guy, now i merge mostly, and i like it more because it preserves history and it's one conflict to deal with instead of one for every commit. it’s cool how fossil doesn't have rebase at all. i still rebase on some projects where i care about creating a nicer pull request to review that doesn't include every bump in the road.
gh makes the onerous process of forking a github repo and making a PR very easy, and even stuff like making and merging a PR better. it's got built in support for aliasing which is nicer than trying to remember all the flags i need to skip the whole interactive mode when doing common tasks.
hivemind runs processes defined in a procfile
glow renders markdown right in your terminal nicely
difft extra points for the groovy logo
giving a read over CLIG helped me appreciate the nice user friendly design of these.
some cli tools i'd like to learn in the future are