If you know your user is asking for help show them the damn help

One of my pet peeves has always been the many different, sometimes very original ways in which CLI tools handle help requests. POSIX sets the canon: -h or --help is how we ask for help. But no, some tools1 want to be original at the worst moment: when their users are struggling, looking for guidance. It’s somewhat consolatory to learn that I’m not alone in this fight. The other day I landed on Clayton Craft’s blog....

April 13, 2022

Conquering the Command Line

This is a very good ebook, and is free for reading online. This book is for new developers, experienced developers, and everyone in between who wants to master Unix and Linux commands. This book was designed to showcase some of the most useful commands that a developer can know to help them in their daily tasks. via Softcover | Conquering the Command Line.

January 12, 2014 · Nicola Iarocci