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VSCode has a area on the side of itself that lets you search everywhere for text. This is BRILLIANT. Searching for other stuff I did is most of what I do. And it's just *there* to be used. No more guessing where the developers put "Find some text in every file but not a binary" command, which other IDE creators and text editor creators love moving around.

The other thread is filled to bursting with sarcasm, so this can be the sincere one?
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Like programming stuff that makes sense and is useful? Hum, that is a good idea for a thread. Like that side nudge in win7 that sticks the floating widow to half the screen, stuff like that

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I use the terminal a lot. Really, really a lot. I like to be able to tell the computer exactly what I want in the language of computer gibberish, and it does it. So one of the best things ever for me is the Yakuake program. I press F12, the terminal comes down, just like the console in Quake. I press it again, it's gone. No more alt+tabbing and searching the task bar for the terminal window.

So yeah, id software invented one of the most useful features in computing for me.

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RealNC wrote: Wed Aug 18, 2021 3:59 am So yeah, id software invented one of the most useful features in computing for me.
Yeah! Quake 1 and 2 was what got me into learning Linux many years ago.
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The bash for loop:
for i in all dat shit; do /bin/do-something-to $i; echo "there's this many in $i: $(grep -c $i)"; done

It's about %30 of my career.

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#!/bin/bash

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Ice Cream Jonsey wrote: Tue Aug 17, 2021 1:36 pm VSCode has a area on the side of itself that lets you search everywhere for text. This is BRILLIANT. Searching for other stuff I did is most of what I do. And it's just *there* to be used. No more guessing where the developers put "Find some text in every file but not a binary" command, which other IDE creators and text editor creators love moving around.

The other thread is filled to bursting with sarcasm, so this can be the sincere one?
I cannot overstate how much I love that it is just there in VSCode. Best thing Microsoft ever did since the original Flight Simulator.
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Google's search function includes some machine learning, so that when you search for something it will
* Find stuff with words that are equivalent to what you used in addition to the one you used
* If you've done some misspelling on search terms, it will warn you that it is searching for what it thinks you meant, but gives you the option to use exactly what you said. I don't know how many times I've noticed it was right and it got exactly what I wanted to search for, because it didn't do what I told it to do. "It's not the search you wanted, but the search you need," - The Dark Knight
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And we are in agreement that we don't want that for an IDE.
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