Linux Tips

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Moving on a line (emacs, but also command line)

  • go towards next(previous) word
Esc-f, Esc-b
  • go to the end(beginning) of a line
Ctrl-e, Ctrl-a 
  • Cut text towards end of line
  • Kills next(previous) word
Esc-d, Esc-Backspace

Handling batch jobs

  • if you want to send a job on a computer and logout without killing the job:
:> nohup ./job

The coma to point conversion in French environment

if you are working with a configuration of Linux which has not the dot "." as a standard format for floating points data (for instance the coma "," in French), you can add the following two lines in your .bashrc file:


this will make the job without too many side effects.