Introducing txt

Written by BinnyVA on July 9, 2008 – 10:47 pm -

I have a small but very useful site called txt. Its a collection of code snippets, Linux commands and other such tidbits of information. The posts will be minimal and often crude. The purpose of that site is just to help me remember the information. To make it easier for me to look up the commands later.

For example, say that I need to remove all subversion information from a folder. That means deleting the ‘.svn’ folders in the current folder and all the folders under it. I have used this command before and have saved it to the txt site. So all I have to do is look up the tag that may have this command – in this case, the svn tag.

Soon, I get the page about removing SVN data from a folder. Nifty, huh?

The purpose of this post is two fold. First, I want to introduce you to my txt site – and hopefully get more traffic for that site. Second, and more important purpose is to get you intrested in this idea – to get a similar site for yourself. I saved a lot of time by using that site. Because its online, I was able to use my commands even when away from my computer. And its helpful for others as well.

You can see the reasons for creating the txt site here…

If you want to create a similar site, just go to WordPress and register for a new site. Trust me, its easy. If you have a similar system, please let me know – post a comment.


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7 Comments to “Introducing txt”

  1. Sumesh says:

    I use my technology blog (techzilo.com) for this very purpose – being a non-coder (though aspiring coder), I have a lot less to store online.

    And of course there are design and other related stuff that I usually enter into text files and backup online for quick access when away from computer.

  2. aqeeliz says:

    I am developing a web application (self-hosted) for similar purpose. Saving code snippets / classes / functions in easy to use cms, to make them easy to find.

    It’s mainly for my personal use, but if you are interested, I can make it public for everyone to try.

  3. BinnyVA says:

    @aqeeliz
    There are already some apps to do this – even so I would recommend that you go for it. I am sure many people will find it useful

  4. aqeeliz says:

    I think I came across such an app sometime ago, but didn’t like it much. Can you give me some names & links?

    Thanks

  5. Owen says:

    I’ve got a wiki that I use, to store all kinds of information with a nice section for useful stuff. Truth is, not everything gets put in there properly, then my session will end before I get to do a “history” on what exactly I did. One think I do like to do, once I find something useful is “echo !! > temp.sh” you can then do a find . -iname “temp.sh” and find all of the snippets that you’ve been working on.

  6. BinnyVA says:

    Is the wiki on the net or on a local server? If its on the net, share its link here.

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