The terminal is a great tool, as long as you know how to use it effectively. Here are some tips and tricks I've found useful.
iTerm2 shortcuts #
Toggle display of timestamps on the right side of the terminal indicating the time each line was modified.
⇧ + ⌘ + E
Autocomplete any text in a tab or its scrollback buffer.
⌘ + ;
Who's running what? #
who shows who is logged in:
alan console 2020-12-18 17:44
alan ttys009 2021-05-08 17:12
alan ttys072 2021-04-15 20:46
alan ttys078 2021-05-08 13:54
w shows who is logged in and what they are doing:
23:37 up 143 days, 4:53, 4 users, load averages: 2.17 2.35 2.41
USER TTY FROM LOGIN@ IDLE WHAT
alan console - 18Dec20 143days -
alan s009 - Sat17 - w
alan s072 - 15Apr21 1:21 /usr/local/opt/bash/bin/bash -l
alan s078 - Sat13 5 node index.js
w is a useful command but not one I use very often. I have an alias
w that I use daily to navigate to my code workspaces, so to access the original
w command it must be run as
alias command and backslash escape character for details.