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Ticha Godwill Nji
Ticha Godwill Nji

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Improve your productivity by using more terminal and less mouse (🚀).

In today's tech world, being fast and efficient is super important. But did you know there's a secret weapon hiding right on your computer? It's called the terminal, and it's like a super-powered command center for getting stuff done. In this blog post, we'll talk about why using the terminal is awesome and give you some easy tips to make it work for you.

Why Use the Terminal?

  • Fast and Easy: The terminal lets you do things super quickly with just a few taps on your keyboard. No more clicking through menus – just type and go!

  • Automate Tasks: You can make your computer do repetitive jobs for you by writing little scripts. This saves time and makes sure you don't mess up by doing things manually.

  • Work from Anywhere: If you ever need to control another computer far away, the terminal is your best friend. It's the easiest way to connect to other machines over the internet.

  • Manage Your Code: If you're a programmer, you've probably heard of Git. It's a tool used to keep track of changes to your code. And guess what? It's mainly used through the terminal.

Tips for Terminal Success

  • Start Simple: Learn a few basic commands like "cd" to change folders, "ls" to see what's in a folder, and "cp" to copy files. These will get you going.

  • Get Around Quickly: Practice moving between folders using shortcuts like ".." to go up a level and "~" to go back to your home folder.

  • Type Less, Do More: Use the Tab key to finish your commands for you. It's like magic – just start typing and let the computer do the rest.

  • Learn Some Shortcuts: Memorize a few keyboard shortcuts like "Ctrl+C" to stop something, "Ctrl+Z" to pause it, and "Ctrl+D" to exit.

  • Make It Yours: Customize your terminal to look and act how you want. Change the colors, add shortcuts, and make it feel like home.

  • Connect the Dots: Link commands together using pipes "|" to pass info from one to the next. And use "<" and ">" to send info in and out of files.

  • Practice Makes Perfect: The more you use the terminal, the better you'll get at it. So don't be afraid to play around and try new things!


Using the terminal might seem a bit scary at first, but it's really just a fancy way to make your computer work harder for you. With a little practice and some helpful tips, you'll be zipping through tasks in no time. So give it a try and see how much more you can get done – you might just surprise yourself! 🚀

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