If people knew
awk, there wouldn’t have appeared many good and beautiful programs.
Let’s face it, after 9 years on linux exclusively, I feel helpless in windows. Navigation, search, editing, and processing files is very easy and natural in unix: you may know just few commands, and the way to build pipelines out of them.
Fortunately, I remembered that I used to utilize
MSYS in the past.
So I tried to install it this time. Surprisingly, it comes with famous
pacman as a package manager. So
finally I felt like home:
vim are available in their
repository and practically work like in linux.
- I can stay really productive now concentrating on product development
- I removed bunch of beautiful, but useless programs like Far manager, console emulator, archiver etc
- I can now easily switch between linux and windows environments for cross-platform development
- I had to abandon QEMU KVM, because apparently VirtualBox handles MSYS’s mintty much better.