Visualize / Analyze Disk Space on Windows, Linux and Mac OS

Do you want to know which files on your computer take up a ton of space? I do, frequently. Being the system administrator at work and at home trying to keep my Dropbox on a free plan, because to be honest, how many files do really need to have access to at any point in time?

Anyhow, the following programs make the information of what really takes up space on your Windows machine, Macbook, Linux hacker heaven box and what ever else you installed an operating system on very accessible. Analyzing your disk space visually is much more intuitive than trying to understand the raw numbers and compare them in your head.

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Filezilla, great/best FTP and SFTP client for Windows, Mac, Linux

FileZilla is another program I simply would have a very hard time living without. It’s simply the one of the BEST FTP/SFTP clients ever, mostly because it works on Windows, Mac OS and Linux.

I use it for my company projects and as a standard practise for my students as a teacher. It’s an open source project, which makes it a very available tool. FTP and SFTP/SCP are quite essential for transferring and publishing in the web development world.

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How to: Start any application from the terminal

Starting any application from the terminal can ease your workflows a lot. I’ve gotten used to being able to open files from the shell, when I’m working on a project. I navigate to the project folder and start editing, either markdown files for documentation or source code.

Usually I’d type gvim file.md and watch the gVim window open. Continue reading “How to: Start any application from the terminal”