I’m a command-line kinda guy. I spend most of my day with at least three terminals open: one that’s
ssh-d into a server where I have
irssi running in a
tmux session, another that’s usually runing
rails server, and a third that I actually do work in.
That’s why I get excited when I find new little command-line tools.
boom is one of those tools. It lets you save little bits of text via the command line. I use it like a bookmarking service, considering how hard those are to keep around these days. Check it out:
$ boom urls Boom! Created a new list called "urls". $ boom urls changelog https://changelog.com/ Boom! "changelog" in "urls" is "https://changelog.com/". Got it. $ boom changelog Boom! Just copied https://changelog.com/ to your clipboard.
After saving some more urls:
$ boom urls hacketyhack http://hackety-hack.com changelog https://changelog.com github http://github.com
Super cool. Zach Holman ships
boom. I’ve been using it for todo lists, as well. It’s super fast, easy to use, and stores all of your information in
gem install boom. That means you need Ruby installed, but I’m sure you already have that, right?