On the Laravel News site there's a new post sharing five command line tools that could be helpful for developers and make their workflow a bit simpler.
Over the last several years, I’ve improved my command line searches through a few tools geared towards programmers. These tools help developers find phrases and patterns in text files in an unfamiliar codebase without the complexity of grep.
The following is a list of five command line search tools that will help you as a developer if you are interested in using the command line more for finding code, text, and files quickly without relying on an editor or an IDE. Some of the tools are ‘nix only, but I’ve listed a few that are cross-platform and ridiculously fast!
His list describes the usage and benefits of:
- the Silver Searcher
Each includes command examples and, where required, the commands to install the library (as it's not standard for Linux builds).