Iteratively rewriting queries I often end up with an unnecessary cat to save typing. Should I feel bad about that?


Sure, @carlchenet! I type `cat file` to have a look at it, and then I do cursor-up and `|grep foo` to emphasize a detail.

I should look at my history file, I'm sure there are more!

@RefurioAnachro oh yes, that one is pretty common of course. Even if "less" is more comfortable to read text files imho.


Well, yeah, but paging back my terminal can save me typing less to capture some general stdout...

Here's another one that happens to me: take out the first of a multi-filter pipeline. Especially with many files or a glob.


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