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

@carlchenet

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.

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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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